His papers are voluminous but arid, nothing of the man comes through.
Media people, always on perpetual deadline, can adapt even to the most arid surroundings.
But once there, traversing the arid desert plains and breaking bread with the indigenous peoples, inspiration struck.
Anguilla is an arid, flat Caribbean island surrounded on all sides by seawater.
Everywhere, sprinkler systems and contract workers with hoses are fighting to tame the arid desert into lush submission.
So these two, not yet aflame with drought, banished the arid phantom for a little while.
The deputy tugged a minute at his mustache, searching his arid mind.
Better to have omitted all feast; nothing simpler, and it would have been at least dignified, even if arid.
The only property on the arid plains at that time was that of live stock.
The scarcity of vegetation makes spectral remote sensing especially effective in arid lands.
1650s, "dry, parched," from French aride (15c.) or directly from Latin aridus "dry, arid, parched," from arere "to be dry," from PIE root *as- "to burn, glow" (see ash (n.1)). Figurative sense of "uninteresting" is from 1827. Related: Aridly.