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dry

1. having little or no rainfall
2. not providing milk
3. (of a wine, cider, etc.) not sweet
4. Pathol not accompanied by or producing a mucous or watery discharge
5. Electronics (of a soldered electrical joint) imperfect because the solder has not adhered to the metal, thus reducing conductance
6. Brit informal a Conservative politician who is considered to be a hard-liner
7. the dry Austral informal the dry season
8. US and Canadian an informal word for prohibitionist

dry

[drī]
(science and technology)
Free from or deficient in moisture.

dry

i. When referring to aircraft hire charges, it means “without fuel,” as opposed to wet, with fuel.
ii. When referring to a power setting or output, it means without the use of an afterburner or water injection.
iii. In relation to a runway, it means a runway that is neither wet nor contaminated. This includes a paved runway that has been specially prepared with grooves or a porous pavement to retain effectively dry-braking even when moisture is present.
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Assuming you don't feed your meat-type goats large amounts of grain or concentrates to stimulate milk production, the doe will dry off naturally.
If it is a cool day, you might plan a warm shower or build a fire in a shelter or building where the group can dry off and warm up.
And new versions of more traditional gear help you see better and stay warmer while swimming, and dry off more efficiently when finished.
Those who dry off and do something about it make their ideas a reality," said Nolan Bushnell, CEO of uWink.
Retrieve it from the water immediately, remove the battery and the SIM card and dry off surface water with a kitchen towel.
Spin the lettuce in a salad spinner to dry off the washing water and store it in the fridge.
Bring in wooden garden furniture and dry off prior to repainting or treating with preservative.
If the standard 60-pound dog had to rely on evaporation alone to dry off, he would have to spend a quarter of his daily calories to get rid of the water, Hu said.
He added: "Before the days of complicated electronics, it was usually possible to dry off spark plugs, HT leads and distributor cap with a handkerchief and continue your journey with little delay.
Leave the onions on the surface of the soil to dry off and ripen further, which will help with storage.
A spokesman for Aberdeen Coastguard said: "Pip was quite shaken but just wanted to get home and dry off by the fire.
In Florida they're about to launch the ultimate in luxury beachfront rentals - allowing you to dry off in style.