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

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Brian was the same and Jim had seven on the Diawl Bachs and Booby, and another four to a Yellow Owl dry.
2 overs when a heavy storm led to a three-hour wait for the wicket to dry out.
But the New York experience, of course, was hardly the victory drys had anticipated.
Among the many organized groups that channeled dry Protestant sentiment into political action, the Anti-Saloon League (ASL) stood out as the self-described agent of "the church in action against the saloon.
As for the drys, they had some success in restricting public drinking, but their cause only gathered steam once they linked it to progressive reform in the early 20th century and, even more important, to World War I.
If the lads want to play with their wet 'n' drys or the girls with their anglegrinders, it's not unusual.
One of the arguments used by the drys in the final campaign was that liquor businesses contributed very little to the local community.
How CASA and its journalistic designated driver, The New York Times, handled the screw up reveals a lot about America's ongoing war between wets and drys.
They do not, however, impart strength to the shell system; so careful control must be maintained to assure the dip's contraction as it drys.
Fengaros Music Festival is about to open its doors in Kato Drys in Larnaca with a number of workshops and lots and lots of music events, including a workshop fit for children from five to 12-years-old.