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

A Law Dictionary, Adapted to the Constitution and Laws of the United States. By John Bouvier. Published 1856.
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Recycling done, prepped lunch, fed animals, dried off from rain, smiling, put on frock."
THIS week's Nadine Dorries PISH (Publicity Is Sought Here) Award is being dried off and dedicated to Penny Mordaunt, the Tory MP who is taking part in Tom Daley's TV show, Splash!
For two days in a row, I swam, dried off, swam, dried off and swam again.