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  • adj. Affected by drought

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  • Off season, the reports fly: Kansas has a few birds, Oklahoma looks spotty, West Texas coming back, wheat in Saskatchewan still not combined, bad spring freeze in Montana, Arizona desert birds droughted out, prairie chickens on the rise, ruffed grouse cycle on its way and if they've got woodcock in Louisiana they aren't telling.

    A Novelist Takes Aim

  • The government says 70,000 children are believed to be acutely malnourished in the droughted areas.

    CNN Transcript Jul 27, 2008

  • The idea is to "trick the vine into thinking it's droughted," -- sending it into water-conservation mode, says Graeme Batten, an irrigation expert at Charles Sturt University in Wagga Wagga.

    Vins D'angleterre?

  • Thought: If it takes, on average, several hundred years for a bcp to succumb to a drought, then the annual mortality rate which would be compounded over those 300 years to get the cumultaive moratlity rate would not need to be very different between “geomorphically droughted” and non-droughted trees in order to select out 100% of the former.

    Juckes Omnibus « Climate Audit

  • And yesterday, following the air strikes, the Iraqi information minister said that your forces are going to be decapitated and droughted (ph), if you can comment on that.

    CNN Transcript Mar 22, 2003

  • So a lot of producers, when they would ordinarily get droughted out, as they refer to it, they'd see higher prices and they might get some additional benefit this way.

    Press Briefing By Staff On Drought

  • Plants so grown should be potted in sandy peat, and a few pieces of sandstone placed over the roots, slightly cropping out of the surface; these will not only help to keep the roots from being droughted, but also bear up the rosetted leaves, and so allow a better circulation of air about the collars, that being the place where rot usually sets in.

    Hardy Perennials and Old Fashioned Flowers Describing the Most Desirable Plants, for Borders, Rockeries, and Shrubberies.

  • He built the house; he heard the tinkling of fountains in its courts, and the echoes in the pillared recession of its halls; free of care, happy once more, with Lael he walked in gardens where roses of Persia exchanged perfumes with roses of Araby, and the daylong singing of birds extended into noon of night; yet, after all, to the worn, weary, droughted heart nothing was so soothing as the fancy which had been his chief attendant from the gate of Blacherne -- that he heard strangers speaking to each other: "Have you seen the Palace of Lael?"

    The Prince of India — Volume 02

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