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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • v. Third person singular present tense of dry.

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  • n. Plural form of dry.
  • v. Third-person singular simple present indicative form of dry.

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Examples

  • The skin dries and the throat parches as though one were living in the heat of the desert; water and wine taste warm in the mouth, and food is of the substance of the sand; one snarls at

    The Return of the Soldier

  • They’re sensitive to light and their skin dries out unless they submerge themselves frequently.

    *Children of the Sea — Recommended » Manga Worth Reading

  • As a rightwinger, I’m with Halliburton on this and say we need to “stay the course” until the gravy train dries completely up.

    Think Progress » Bush Said He Would Withdraw U.S. Forces If The Iraqis Asked

  • Rhetoric replaces poetry, it is true, and paraphrase dries up the freshness and the sparkle of the metaphor.

    An Essay Toward a History of Shakespeare in Norway

  • The inside of the root, when fresh, is whitish; but assumes its brown colour as it dries, which is done (inter al.) by hanging it on a string in the air: it abates so much of its weight, that of seven pounds green, there doth not remain above one dry.

    Hau Kiou Choaan

  • This means testing the waters through an on-going array of revenue source options through different partnership deals as consumer demand for plan old fashion voice calls dries up.

    The Inquirer

  • The peer said the Cabinet was more politically diverse in the 1980s - when it was divided between the "wets" and the "dries" - than today's Conservative/Liberal Democrat Coalition

    Telegraph.co.uk - Telegraph online, Daily Telegraph and Sunday Telegraph

  • Olay Blemish Control doesn't leave my skin feeling tingly clean like I have experienced with other medicated cleansers and chemical exfoliants, but the key is that it feels completely clean, AND -- this is a biggie -- I have experienced a minimal feeling of "tightness" or stripping after my skin dries, which is hard to come by for my sensitive skin!

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  • Orleans where nothing every really "dries," matches don't always light and rice cakes collapse instead of crunch?

    Clotheslines Are Back--and So Are Their Problems

  • This driving rain is something I've -- I've covered a lot of hurricanes and usually the rain comes and it goes and there's little bands of rain and then it kind of dries out.

    CNN Transcript Sep 24, 2005

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