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  • There has been a big drout from the time of Jackie Kennedy until now.

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  • This was an ecological disaster of unparraleled magnitude, basically we stripped the grasslands of the great planes to grow wheat, and then when drout came to an already dry and windy region, well ...

    A Good Book

  • But the word from the brokerage community is that the masses are starting to get their feet wet again; likewise their fears are showing signs of diminishing and the expectations in some quarters are that U.S. stock mutual funds, after a recent drout, could see inflows this month of between $1.5-$3 billion.

    Dan Dorfman: Another Market Crash in 2011?

  • Yep, there was a centuries long natural drout in NM - and it wiped out the Anasazi civilization there just like a man-made one due to global warming can do to us today.

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  • "I be parched wi 'drout and could swaller a gallon o' spring wutter if I hed the chance!"

    Bob Strong's Holidays Adrift in the Channel

  • Fery sôry to dell you, esbecially after keebin you so long vaiting, bot (_thinks how he can break it most gently_) ve haf zo many beople hier to-day, and zey haf shust dold me in ze gitchen zere is no more drout.

    Punch, or the London Charivari, Volume 101, July 4, 1891

  • The women who’ve been killed were probably too near mating gators one was snorkeling in a creek which is a stupid thing to do during gator mating season, and given our drout, the creatures are looking for water and so are more active than they would otherwise be.

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  • There's grubs an 'there's greenfly, an' there's drout ', an' wet an 'cold, an' mildew, an 'there's what the soil wants and starves without, an' if you haven't got it nor yet hands an 'feet an' tools enough, how's things to feed, an 'fight an' live -- let alone bloom an 'bear? "

    The Shuttle

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  • I droubt it.

    December 16, 2008

  • Probably a misspelling of drought.

    December 16, 2008