And now hundreds of dragonflies were dancing about, drying their wings.
Mainly so the rest of the sorting and drying can begin when the downpours get too heavy to be out in the fields.
They were drying rabbit ears, brains, kidneys, and tongues for one of the courses.
Chili peppers were everywhere, drying on mats, on roofs, and in fields.
Foreign investment is drying up, aid budgets are being slashed, remittances are down, and NGOs are struggling to raise funds.
While the bird is drying, take it out and replace it in its position once every day.
He finished this speech coincidentally with the drying of his hands.
Before dried foods are cooked, as much as possible of the water evaporated in drying should be restored.
"She went off like a lamb, sir," said the girl, drying her eyes.
The roads are drying up, the work in the fields is over for a time, awaiting the ripening of the grain.
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+)