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

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All in all, both audiences and the residents of Kato Drys are in a for a whale of a time in the coming days.
Among the many organized groups that channeled dry Protestant sentiment into political action, the Anti-Saloon League (ASL) stood out as the self-described agent of "the church in action against the saloon.
By the 1920s, drys certainly understood that New York, composed of multiple ethnic groups and combining any number of social, political, and cultural outlooks, was one of the greatest imaginable threats to their reform agenda.
12) When the drys met resistance, which they did, they turned to the state and demanded the legal prohibition of alcohol.
I quickly check out the only part that might be considered a little drab, the rusty, finely-barred flank feathers -- the traditional wings for Hendrickson dry flies.
Soon afterward, in January 1988, the wet forces filed election fraud charges against the drys, claiming they stole the election.
Drys defined a political party idealistically as "an agreement of some number of people upon" public issues.
In addition, he demonstrates that the staunchest Republican egalitarians were Quakers, New Englanders, and drys.
They do not, however, impart strength to the shell system; so careful control must be maintained to assure the dip's contraction as it drys.
The cover-up, contained in the tube's cap, matches the foundation's shade in a superior oil-absorbing mix that drys blemishes while it conceals them.
The picturesque village of Kato Drys in the Larnaca district will once again provide the beautiful backdrop for the festival, where three different stages will entertain for three consecutive days from August 3 to August 5.
He said: "We decided to start with nymphs and Boobies on a floater and then to change to drys if fish began to move on the surface.