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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 Office for Product Safety and Standards completed a comprehensive and detailed review of the tumble dryer modification campaign which concluded that the modification is effective and that consumers that have had their tumble dryers modified can continue to use them safely." Nick Evans, Head of Prevention at Cheshire Fire and Rescue Service said: "Our advice is, if you think you are one of those people affected by this recall, to please stop using the tumble dryer immediately and contact the manufacturer for the free modification.
"To help prevent tumble dryer fires we recommend thoroughly cleaning regularly, not covering the vent and vacuuming areas around the dryer to prevent build-up of fluff.
Q: Considering the recent news coverage of how hot-air hand dryers do little more than blow bacteria around, am I better off just wiping my hands on my pants when using a public restroom?
"We engineered this dryer to be medical ready, Industry 4.0 compliant and all the while optimising energy consumption for small batch and engineering resins."
For example, an extruded snack food product will leave the extruder at a high temperature and cool as it is conveyed to the dryer. Typically, extruded products enter the dryer above 65[degrees]C.
But what if your socket is hard to reach behind the dryer? 6Use the dryer only when you are at home - and awake - while it is running.
Twin evaporators, each capable of a day's operation prior to cleaning, cycle in turn to maintain a continuous feed to the dryer. In this way the dryer can be run continuously for many days before it too must eventually be stopped and cleaned.
Energy Star certified clothes dryers now are available nationwide through major retailers, it has been announced by the Environmental Protection Agency, Washington, D.C.
These resins require some type of dryer system to remove the water within the pellets, otherwise the end product will have either structural or appearance defects.
Dyson's founder, James Dyson said: "Instead of painfully slow evaporation, the Airblade hand dryer creates a high speed sheet of air, which literally scrapes water from hands.
The Dyson Airblade hand dryer uses a 400mph sheet of unheated air to scrape water from hands like a windscreen wiper in 10 seconds.