Some Oregon towns also recorded their driest year on record in 2013.
The Atacama Desert in northern Chile is the driest place on Earth.
Three years ago, as Texas grappled with its driest year on record, Governor Rick Perry declared a weekend of prayer for rain.
The following 12 months,” he says, “were the driest on record for the entire state.
The small pink flowers of the spreading dogbane may be found all through the summer, often upon our driest hillsides.
It was the hardest, driest, most metallic sound I ever heard.
The south-east counties are the driest portions of the United States.
"That's their statement," added the lawyer in his driest voice.
In the driest season these openings contain water, presumably forced upwards from hidden springs.
How gladly she would get it for him; search all day for the driest pieces if he needed them!
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+)