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

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The previous driest September on record for Britain was 1959 with 23.
The record for Wales driest summer was set in 1959 with 11.
And Huddersfield has also had one of its driest Septembers, with only a quarter of the normal monthly rainfall.
The driest September ever recorded was in 1959 when just 23.
Tyree Wilde, the warning coordination meteorologist for the National Weather Service in Portland, said Salem, McMinnville and Hillsboro also are on track for the driest first quarter on record.
Mohammad Salam Al Shamsi, an Emirati farmer, said this has to be one of the driest winters.
Furthermore, from October 2010 to May this year was the driest period in Wales for 35 years.
Summary: The driest spring on record has led to a state of drought being declared in some parts of the country.
The government said Cambridgeshire, Lincolnshire, parts of Bedfordshire and Northamptonshire, and western Norfolk were suffering from drought, after England experienced the driest spring on record.
PARTS of the UK are now officially suffering from drought after one of the warmest and driest springs for more than 100 years.
RIVER levels have dropped to very low levels after the two warmest, driest months in recent years, said environment bosses last night.
Above average temperatures, drought in southern Europe Heavy snow and sub-zero temperatures disrupted road, rail and air transport in many parts of northern Europe on Wednesday while the Mediterranean island of Cyprus suffered in the heat after its driest November in more than a century.