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dry wash

noun
1.
clothes, curtains, etc., washed and dried but not yet ironed.
Compare wet wash.
2.
wash (def 42).
Origin
1870-1875
1870-75
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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.
Encyclopedia Article for dry wash

arroyo

a dry channel lying in a semiarid or desert area and subject to flash flooding during seasonal or irregular rainstorms. Such transitory streams, rivers, or creeks are noted for their gullying effects and especially for their rapid rates of erosion, transportation, and deposition. There have been reports of up to 8 feet (2 m) of deposition in 60 years and like amounts of erosion during a single flood event

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Encyclopedia Britannica, 2008. Encyclopedia Britannica Online.
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