Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Dried by or in the air: applied to fruits and materials from which moisture has been removed by exposure to currents of air under natural atmospheric conditions.
- adj. made dry by contact with unheated air
“Waiting until she heard the curtain move and the shower go on, she stood up slowly and air-dried her face with her hands.”
“In addition, the dungarees go through whiskering, color coatings and oven baking that leaves them soft and rumpled, like they've just been air-dried on a clothesline.”
“New for this year: A $130 Holiday Fruit Wreath features pomegranates, quince slices and air-dried oranges.”
“The kitchen uses good-quality artisan products, including O'Hagan's award-winning sausages, and air-dried ham and cured meats from Oxsprings in Worcestershire and Monmouthshire's Trealy Farm.”
“And, there's mojama salt-cured, air-dried tuna, canned seafood and croquetas.”
“The kangaroo rat's kidney produces only small amounts of highly concentrated urine, enabling the animal to forgo water for long periods and live on air-dried food.”
“Wild boar, squid in black ink, raw seal liver, air-dried whale blubber, zebra.”
“No longer do I buy a cooked chicken at any supermarket, but rather spend a few dollars more, usually at Whole Foods, 'cause they spell out where the birds were raised (air-dried, organically, with no antibiotics, hormones and such).”
“It's the place for their platters of Richard Woodall's air-dried ham, their own pork pies and for piggy terrines made from the bits left over from all the Gloucester Old Spot they cook with.”
“White tea undergoes the least processing -- the young tea buds are picked and air-dried.”
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