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wet

1. rainy, foggy, misty, or humid
2. employing a liquid, usually water
3. Chiefly US and Canadian characterized by or permitting the free sale of alcoholic beverages
4. damp or rainy weather
5. Brit informal a Conservative politician who is considered not to be a hard-liner
6. Chiefly US and Canadian a person who advocates free sale of alcoholic beverages
7. the wet Austral (in northern and central Australia) the rainy season
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wet

[wet]
(physics)
A liquid is said to wet a solid if the contact angle between the solid and the liquid, measured through the liquid, lies between 0 and 90°, and not to wet the solid if the contact angle lies between 90 and 180°.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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Now that I'm 90 years old, I'm not in much danger of being wet behind the ears.
These organisers are a bit wet behind the ears. Everyone is sending in waves of complaints," (https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=790742030951870&set=a.723110257715048.1073741827.512833322076077&type=1) wrote Drury on the Facebook page of the Wet 'n' Wild Sydney theme park.
"I remember being wet behind the ears when throwing an illegal warehouse rave.
It's important to not limit that advice to an audience still wet behind the ears. The idea about teaching reporters to be editors is a valid adjustment based on the reduction of copy editing professionals in the newspaper industry.
Being newly elected in 2010, I think Mr Rotheram, who appears wet behind the ears as a jurist, should learn from UK cyberlaw scholars, especially former 'New' Labour councillors like myself, who only left the Labour Party after Ed Miliband declared the days of New Labour as being over.
Didier Drogba has notched seven goals in his last five games against the Gunners and he will relish playing against a centre-back partnership of Laurent Koscielny and Sebastien Squillaci which is still wet behind the ears.
I am not so sure that I would be so involved if not for the steady encouragement I received when I was wet behind the ears. By the time I specialized, I knew one thing; my state nurses association was the link between me, my practice and the state legislature.
out toward the cove whenever some child wet behind the ears shouts.
He must think we're all wet behind the ears or have no memory of what Thatcher did to the region in the 1980s when our industries and communities were laid to waste.
I am wet behind the ears but we have managed to get in the Premiership."
Of course, he hadn't, but it was a very kind way of making a young critic, still wet behind the ears, feel suddenly quite important.
YOUNG CONSTRUCTION WORKERS MAY BE A little wet behind the ears, but they sure can swing a framing hammer and handle a pointed trowel.