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- n. Alternative form of drought.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. Same as drought.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- etc. See drought, etc.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a prolonged shortage
- n. a shortage of rainfall
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"The drouth is broken," said Doughall Donn, adding, with wonder in his voice: "What manner of folk are those yonder?
If a season of drouth occurs when the cabbages have begun to head, the heads will harden prematurely; and then should a heavy rain fall, they will start to make a new growth, and the consequence will be many of them will split.
a hollow stem, or beets or turnips that split and crack, or where we have so-called drouth spot or internal corking in apples, you can be sure that you can't grow a Persian walnut, because the boron requirement alone is many, many times that of an apple or of most vegetables.
Then, Dan discovering he had acquired the "drouth," advised "giving it best" and making for the Spring Hole in Duck Creek.
Century, they found that the 'drouth' pronunciation was the dominant one in most parts of the country, Gordon says.
My late husband was from the Midwest St. Louis and always used the 'drouth' pronunciation.
He says "drouth" was quite common in its day - last century.
Compare l. 928, where 'drouth' = want of rain; the more usual spelling is _drought_. ~which~: see note, l.
After the heat and "drouth" we could have loitered in that pleasant shade; but we were due at the Red Lilies "second night out"; and it being one of the unwritten laws of a "nigger-hunt" to keep appointments -- "the other chaps worrying a bit if you don't turn up" -- soon after four o'clock we were out in the blazing heat again, following the river now along its higher flood-bank through grassy plains and open forest land.
"On the contrary, there are times when weather conditions, such as drouth, make it a very difficult matter for some tribes to get sufficient food.