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

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Led by Washington State University planetary scientist Dirk Schulze-Makuch, an international team studied the driest corner of South America's Atacama Desert, where decades pass without any rain.
Rainfall in April was only 41% of what would usually be expected, while the period from October to March was the driest since 1996.
THE Environment Agency has downplayed concerns of drought after one of the driest Aprils on record.
The latest in a series of fires to hit the South Wales Valleys in recent weeks came as weather forecasters reported last month was one of the driest Aprils on record.
ISLAMABAD -- Pakistan Meteorological Department (PMD) on Saturday forecasted that May and June will be the hottest and driest months this year with mercury expected to exceed 40degC in Karachi.
PEOPLE are being advised to be wise with their water use following the driest winter period in 20 years.
February this year has been one of the warmest and driest on record, the met service said on Tuesday.
The ongoing California drought Is the driest period in the state's history since before Charlemagne ruled the Holy Roman Empire, a new study concludes.
THE region has been basking in the second driest September on record - but forecasters are warning that rain is on the way.
SEPTEMBER has officially been logged as the driest in the UK since records began.
The acquired business, which was founded by Marc de Swaan Arons and Frank van den Driest in 2001, has 65 employees at its offices in Amsterdam, London, New York, Singapore and Tokyo.
California experienced the driest year on record last year leaving vegetation throughout the state bone-dry.