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- adj. Abandoned, helpless.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. out of water; out of reach of the current or tide; -- said of a vessel, aground or beached.
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They emerged from it into the only street of Slepe Rock, and, keeping in the shadow of the wall, they gained the beach, and, with the utmost carefulness, made for a group of rocks, high and dry beyond the tide-mark, from which they could watch the sea, and the headland into which the cave penetrated.
Orthodox without being spiritual, he was a landowner as well as a parson, a high and dry Churchman, an active magistrate, a zealous Tory, with a solid and unclerical income of two or three thousand a year.
Mimmisompo sat on the edge of an immense sandy beach, high and dry in the clear season and sopping in the wet.