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  • v. dry (clothes) by spinning and making use of centrifugal forces


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  • Detach the greens from the turnips; wash the greens and spin-dry.

    Groundwork: The sweet, maligned turnip

  • And part of the problem is these spin-dry cycles that are purported to be rehabs, that send you in and out in a few days, and coddle to you, and, you know, give you cell phones when you need them, the bottom line is -- here ` s the deal.

    CNN Transcript Jul 26, 2007

  • I think George blew off the funeral because there was no way to spin-dry him from his vacation bender fast enough for public viewing.

    Think Progress » “Few have ever risen so high

  • In the house they had now she did the wash in a dim cobwebby space under the cellar stairs, on a newer machine than the tub-shaped one that had seized his hand in the Willow basement; this machine had a lid that closed, and a spin-dry phase in its cycle instead of a wringer.

    The Best American Erotica 2006

  • Simply wash and spin-dry parsley sprigs before storing in plastic freezer bags.


  • Her hair was plastered to her skull, there were lines of mascara running down her cheeks, and the bright shapeless red ... thing she was wearing looked like it had come straight out of a washer's spin-dry cycle.

    Sully's Kids

  • As soon as the president left the podium Wednesday night, we started shifting into our familiar spin-dry post-tragedy cycle of the modern era - speedy "closure," followed by a return to business as usual, followed by national amnesia.

    NYT > Home Page

  • It's much more effective to spin-dry a few small batches than one or two large ones.

    Planet RMFO Blog

  • She momentarily leaves them in the shower to go spin-dry their suits.

    Hank & Willie

  • And later when we had a spin-dry washer, she did the same thing-trying to stop the washer when it was spinning.

    Fort Frances Times Online -


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