dry measure

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dry measure

[¦drī ¦mezh·ər]
(mechanics)
A measure of volume for commodities that are dry.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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