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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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Selected combinations of three different dry sow housing systems and two types of farrowing pen were used for housing treatments.
The opening of the new dry sow facility at the Stotfold pig development unit marks the commission's commitment to investment in research and new technology, to enable the industry to remain competitive in the future.
The main findings of the SCAHAW scientists on the welfare problems arising from intensive pig farming systems are that:- keeping pigs, and in particular sows, in social isolation and in individual stalls impedes social interaction and natural behaviour such as rooting;- artificial floors and slatted floors cause injury, discomfort and impede normal rooting behaviour;- certain feeding systems used may cause aggressive behaviour of the animals, notably in cases where dry sows are under-fed and kept hungry throughout most of their lives;- incompetent personnel is a cause of suffering for animals even in good housing systems.