from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Having no water-space at the back end: used in reference to boilers which have no water-space at the back of the combustion-chamber.
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She was the first one here, deep at peace while the others were still being cut open and reshaped by grubby dryback hands.
The lights are turned too low for dryback vision; Clarke and Acton see a room suffused in pale fluorescence.
"We don't run on dryback schedules here, you know that.