He winked the wet out of his eyes and pointed to Mrs. Keyse with his elbow.
“But it does keep the wet out well, sir,” put in the sergeant.
Grandmother came to the door and said it was late, and we would get wet out there.
Plaise to wait a little bit, and us 'll have the wet out of un.
He then begged Roger to slip off his coat and trousers, that they might wring the wet out of them.
I've got everything down there, and I've put the lid on the destructor to keep the wet out.'
When you get wet out here, there is no one to come and worry you to be sure and change all your clothes, especially your socks.
When I raised her up, and wrung the wet out of her clothes, she looked at me so strangely that I was frightened.
He left off wringing the wet out of his hair and clothes, to shake both his fists at Oliver in a threatening way.
It has been suggested to soak timber in the Lake, and then paint it with creosote to keep the wet out and the salt in.
Old English wæt "moist, liquid," from Proto-Germanic *wætaz (cf. Old Frisian wet ). Also from the Old Norse form, vatr. All related to water (n.1).
Wet blanket "person who has a dispiriting effect" is recorded from 1879, from use of blankets drenched in water to smother fires (the phrase is attested in this literal sense from 1660s). All wet "in the wrong" is recorded from 1923, American English; earlier simply wet "ineffectual," and perhaps ultimately from slang meaning "drunken" (c.1700). Wet-nurse is from 1610s. Wet dream is from 1851; in the same sense Middle English had ludificacioun "an erotic dream."
He knew som tyme a man of religion, þat gaff hym gretelie vnto chastitie bothe of his harte & of his body noghtwithstondyng he was tempid with grete ludificacions on þe nyght. ["Alphabet of Tales," c.1450]
Old English wætan "to be wet;" see wet (adj.). Related: Wetted; wetting.