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DRY. Used figuratively, it signifies that which produces nothing; as, dry exchange; dry rent; rent seek.

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5%), refreshingly crisp and dryish, it's a white wine with lots of appeal.
49 until Tuesday) is a smooth, medium-bodied red from Australia with spicy blackberry and cherry fruit balanced by dryish tannins.
Go easy on watering containers - plants with dryish roots are better placed to resist cold than ones in soggy compost.
Soft, silky entry to a dryish medium body with golden raisin box, green apple skin, and citrus peel accents.
On the entree side, passable enchiladas ($14 to $16) are tubelike rather than flat, pork and sometimes chicken items are dryish.
I settled on dryish, appreciating that trend among Western makers.
Go, if you can, for the middle ground - firm and dryish - and if you don't know what kind of handshake you have, practise on a friend.
And a new dark draught beer, dryish and light-bodied, was introduced in the domestic market in April.
A rich fruity, strong in alcohol (5 per cent), taste with a flowery, dryish hoppiness.
Although a dryish afternoon had been forecast, the rain persisted, and became even heavier as the day went on.
The oak dominates this dryish wine, is a nice buttery chardonnay that does not have much length or concentration.
Nobody wants a slog first run back, but it's supposed to be a dryish week and we'll see how we are and cope with whatever comes.