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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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Gauger, Dirk (1998) "Wirkmechanismen und Belastungsgrenzen von Reibpaarungen trocken laufender Kupplungen (Mechanism and maximum loads of friction couples in dryly running clutches)" VDI-Verlag, ISBN 3-18-330101-6, Dusseldorf, Germany
The band continues to celebrate the joyousness of jazz, and they are certainly one of the most dryly humorous bunches on the circuit.
And, for good or ill, this isn't a dryly ironic take on the excesses of 80s action flicks - what we have is very much the real thing.
None of which, Whatley noted dryly, has been repaid, although restitution was part of the plea deal that Washburn agreed to almost a year and a half ago.
A dryly written document concerned with a new England and Wales regime for preventing future floods - it's the sort of thing that normally would only attract the interests of those interested in water management and environmental protection.
hummingbird until nasty old brain-man informed me dryly what was outside
Problems were still arising faster than they could be solved, which the report dryly noted was "not indicative of a system that is maturing.
Though Chikudate's wispy, spiraling leads define the emotional texture of the tracks, it is the pull of Hanna's dryly delivered backgrounds that helps create a mesmerizing sonic tension.
S: I'm Dead," a dryly witty online obituary he composed for himself (tinyurl.
Dryly, he said: "Knowledge is knowing a tomato is a fruit.
EDWYN COLLINS has spoken for the first time about his illness saying dryly that he's a 'disaster area'.
In the context of recent British art, Chadwick supplies a missing link between dryly intellectual yet body-conscious work like Mary Kelly's Post-Partum Document, 1973-79, and that of blood-and-guts sensationalists such as Damien Hirst, Sarah Lucas, and Marc Quinn--if anybody wants one.