- adj. idiomatic Abandoned, helpless.
GNU Webster's 1913
- adj. out of water; out of reach of the current or tide; -- said of a vessel, aground or beached.
“They emerged from it into the only street of Slepe Rock, and, keeping in the shadow of the wall, they gained the beach, and, with the utmost carefulness, made for a group of rocks, high and dry beyond the tide-mark, from which they could watch the sea, and the headland into which the cave penetrated.”
“Orthodox without being spiritual, he was a landowner as well as a parson, a high and dry Churchman, an active magistrate, a zealous Tory, with a solid and unclerical income of two or three thousand a year.”
“Mimmisompo sat on the edge of an immense sandy beach, high and dry in the clear season and sopping in the wet.”
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