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

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There wasn't a dry eye when Skinner went into the anthemic Dry Your Eyes but the night ended on a high as he declared: "This has been emotional.
The concert was a lovely, memorable experience for all involved, and there wasn't a dry eye in the hall.

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