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dry wash

clothes, curtains, etc., washed and dried but not yet ironed.
Compare wet wash.
wash (def 42).
Origin of dry wash
1870-75 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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Examples from the web for dry wash
  • Before heading out on a hike, be sure you haven't parked in a dry wash, what folks back east would call an empty creek bed.
  • Sure, it will skip on bumpy corners and move around over dry wash scrabble at speed but it doesn't get upset or noisy.
  • Don't camp near a stream or dry wash during threatening weather conditions.
  • Do not make camp in a dry wash-flash floods develop quickly in the desert.
  • The area along the gravel road is a gently sloping field with a small dry wash running through it.
  • Never camp or park your vehicle in a dry wash or stream bed.
  • Install appropriate water and sediment control devices at all dry wash crossings, if necessary.
  • Point sources include outfalls from a pipe such as discharges from an industrial facility to a dry wash or stream.

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