from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- An obsolete spelling of dreary.
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About half an hour later she was observed to leave the room with a remarkable expression on her face; and many hours later still the Great Knock was discovered sitting on a stool in the midst of seven elderly ladies ( "ful drery was hire there") begging them to clarify their terms.
Lydgate whom he set to translate "the drery piteous tale of him of Troy" saw in him a youth "both manful and vertuous."
After the Restauration of Sion, and the Purgation of it from Monsters, shall it be again possessed by the drery Ghosts of antiquated Deities. [image] [image] [image] And what the Prophet threatned as the extremity of Evils; Your Muse is in this no less an Object of Shame and Pity, than if Magdalen should backslide again to the Brothel.
There let no thought of ioy or pleasure vaine, dare to approch, that may my solace breed: but sudden dumps and drery sad disdayne, of all worlds gladnesse more my torment feed.
3.11.3: The sprite of quicnesse seems, by drery sadnesse slayn:
1.11.12: My vapord eyes suche drery teares distill,