“Western Carson County [where the Smiths live] is one of the drier spots in the state,” he says.
Just when I think Jemaine is the dry cute one, Bret does something even cuter and drier.
Extra dry, for example, is actually sweeter than brut, which is drier than demi-sec, which is somewhat sweet.
It is left till it is firmer and drier, and this takes about a month.
Lane repeated in a drier, more severe tone than he had used before.
The discovery that the drier districts inland were more suitable for wheatgrowing altered the position very happily.
In drier and poorer soils its resistance is perhaps not sufficient.
The fauna is not abundant except in large mammals, which are very numerous on the drier steppes.
They fetch you drier firewood, and they bring you flowers, wherever they get them.
The lighter and drier the flour the better—in very damp weather it is best oven-dried, then cooled before mixing.
Old English dryge, from Proto-Germanic *draugiz (cf. Middle Low German dröge, Middle Dutch druge, Dutch droog, Old High German trucchon, German trocken, Old Norse draugr), from PIE *dreug-.
Meaning "barren" is mid-14c. Of humor or jests, early 15c. (implied in dryly); as "uninteresting, tedious" from 1620s. Of places prohibiting alcoholic drink, 1870 (but dry feast, one at which no liquor is served, is from late 15c.; colloquial dry (n.) "prohibitionist" is 1888, American English). Dry goods (1708) were those measured out in dry, not liquid, measure. Dry land (that not under the sea) is from early 13c. Dry run is from 1940s.
Old English drygan, related to dry (adj.). Related: Dried; drying. Of the two agent noun spellings, drier is the older (1520s), while dryer (1874) was first used of machines. Dry out in the drug addiction sense is from 1967. Dry up "stop talking" is 1853.
A person who favors the prohibition of alcoholic drink (1888+)