dry bed

dry bed

[′drī ′bed]
(chemical engineering)
A configuration of solid adsorption materials, for example molecular sieves or charcoal, used to recover liquid from or purify a gas stream.
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One afternoon in the summer of 1874, I passed up Macarger's Gulch from the narrow valley into which it opens, by following the dry bed of the brook.
Each clasping the other round the waist they promenaded over the dry bed of fir-needles, thrown into a vague intoxicating atmosphere at the consciousness of being together at last, with no living soul between them; ignoring that there was a corpse.
Ere long, with the servant's aid, I contrived to mount a staircase; my dripping clothes were removed; soon a warm, dry bed received me.
For my own part," said Paul Hover, looking about him with no equivocal expression of concern, "I acknowledge, that should this dry bed of weeds get fairly in a flame, a bee would have to make a flight higher than common to prevent his wings from scorching.
T and P considering these favourable circumstances for the resumption of that dramatic descent upon Johnny, again came across-country hand-in-hand upon a buccaneermg expedition; and this having been fought out in the chimney corner behind Mrs Higden's chair, with great valour on both sides, those desperate pirates returned hand-in-hand to their stools, across the dry bed of a mountain torrent.
Manuel's talk was slow and gentle - all about pretty girls in Madeira washing clothes in the dry beds of streams, by moonlight, under waving bananas; legends of saints, and tales of queer dances or fights away in the cold Newfoundland baiting-ports.
BANNU -- A youth was killed and two others were wounded when a 'toy bomb' went off in the dry bed of Kachkot River here on Saturday.
If this relationship doesn't go out to sea and merely hits a dry bed, so be it.
ABRITISH car designed to reach 1,000mph will be tested for the first time on its South African dry bed race track in October next year, it has been disclosed.
A BRITISH supersonic car desiged by engineers at Swansea University to reach 1,000mph will be tested for the first time on its South African dry bed race track in October next year, it has been disclosed.
The new claims were acquired from the Bureau of Land Management and are located in the Mesquite Lake Dry Bed.
A local official recently said the lake has turned into one of the major sources of dust storms in the Middle East, noting that the salt-laden dust rising from the dry bed of the lake could spread as far as 500 kilometers in diameter.