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dryland

[drahy-land] /ˈdraɪˌlænd/
noun
1.
Often, drylands. a tract of land having dry, often sandy soil, as on the floor of a valley:
Acres of the drylands have been reclaimed by irrigation.
Origin of dryland
1175-1225
1175-1225; Middle English. See dry, -land
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  • He was burned a dark reddish black from the dryland sun and looked like he was on his last legs when he turned into Otto's.

    Noble Redman Jesse Franklin Bone
  • Mr. dryland had wished to compose an ode especially for the occasion.

    The Hero William Somerset Maugham
  • I'm not ashamed to say that I've learnt a lot from you, Mr. dryland.

    The Hero William Somerset Maugham
  • Mr. dryland went to the Vicarage to enter certificates in the parish books.

    The Hero William Somerset Maugham
  • It was more reasonable to suppose that Mr. dryland had on hand some charitable scheme in which he desired her to take part.

    The Hero William Somerset Maugham
  • "They say that true courage is always modest," answered Mr. dryland.

    The Hero William Somerset Maugham
  • When he finished, amid the discreet applause of the little party beneath the archway, Mr. dryland again advanced.

    The Hero William Somerset Maugham
  • The Jacksons and Mr. dryland discussed the various accounts which had reached them.

    The Hero William Somerset Maugham
  • In the middle stood the choir, the brass band, and Mr. dryland.

    The Hero William Somerset Maugham
  • The consideration which had once been Jamie's was bodily transferred to Mr. dryland.

    The Hero William Somerset Maugham

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