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

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I infer it from your loving her better, merely," returned the young man with a little of Miss Emmerson's dryness.
The whole island is covered with wood; but from the dryness of the climate there is no appearance of luxuriance.
That which is suitable for a legate," returned the stranger, with a good deal of dryness, "is not suitable for a princess.
The old ache was in his throat, the old harsh dryness in mouth and eyes.
First, that on the above-mentioned Feast of the Assumption, small beer having been served to the novices in the proportion of one quart to each four, the said brother John did drain the pot at one draught to the detriment of brother Paul, brother Porphyry and brother Ambrose, who could scarce eat their none-meat of salted stock-fish on account of their exceeding dryness,"
I ventured to remind the good man of my own business also; whereupon, with an expression of, if anything, increased dryness, he again asked me to wait.
It's only a person who should know for himself that would give me my price," she said with a certain dryness.
NeoVirgin gel is created with natural ingredients in an effort to eliminate vaginal dryness, narrow the vaginal walls, and increase sensitivity in the area.
ISLAMABAD -- The continues dryness and cold in nights has caused considerable increase in diseases related to dry and cold weather among people.
People who have chronic dry eye and experience dryness at night may suffer from sleep deprivation and stress on top of dry eye discomfort during the daytime.
s Replens brand has launched hormone-free and fragrance-free Replens Moisture Restore External Comfort Gel for relief from external vaginal dryness.
Scientists are uncovering a number of nutrients found in certain foods that can help lessen the signs of aging skin, including wrinkles and dryness.