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  • adj. Not having been moistened.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Not made moist or humid; not wetted; dry.


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un- +‎ moistened


  • Reluctantly, he led her down from the outcropping, whose grass was destined to go unmoistened by their mingled dew.

    La insistencia de Jürgen Fauth

  • Friends and Children flocking in among their Friends and Fathers, were to form a family assemblage, with not one manly eye therein unmoistened by emotion.

    The Chimes

  • The stout old Lord Huntinglen, with a haughty carriage and unmoistened eye, accompanied the funeral procession of his only son to its last abode; and perhaps the single tear which fell at length upon the coffin, was given less to the fate of the individual, than to the extinction of the last male of his ancient race.

    The Fortunes of Nigel

  • This declaration was followed by a plentiful shower of tears, which the father could not behold with unmoistened eyes, although he reviled her with marks of uncommon displeasure; and turning to the Count, “I appeal to you, sir,” said he,

    The Adventures of Ferdinand Count Fathom

  • And thereupon she beheld the celestials unmoistened with perspiration, with winkless eyes, and unfading garlands, unstained with dust, and staying without touching the ground.

    The Mahabharata of Krishna-Dwaipayana Vyasa, Volume 1 Books 1, 2 and 3

  • However, the printed surface of a freshly printed sheet may be rendered luminous by dusting the sheet with powder, which will adhere to all of the inked and may be easily shaken from the unmoistened surfaces thereof.

    Scientific American Supplement, No. 497, July 11, 1885

  • And this theory is to be swallowed in one solid and indigestible lump, unleavened with logic, unmoistened with grammar, unsweetened with rhetoric.

    The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 03, No. 19, May, 1859

  • But the penury of their private affairs so oppresses them, being opposed by adverse fortune, that the fruitful seeds of virtue, so productive in the unexhausted field of youth, unmoistened by their wonted dews, are compelled to wither.

    The Book-Hunter A New Edition, with a Memoir of the Author

  • No one who has tried to eat unmoistened food, when thirsty, will dispute its uses as a solvent.

    The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 06, No. 34, August, 1860

  • Reproach and appeal alike spattered off Eulalie's buoyant nature as a water sprinkler's steadiest shower rolls in globules from the crisp, unmoistened leaves of the nasturtium.

    Ainslee's, Vol. 15, No. 6, July 1905


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