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bone dry

Extremely dry. Man, it is bone dry out there today—not a bit of humidity in the air. And if that floor is anything less than bone dry when you're done, make sure to put up the signs—we don't need anyone slipping out here!
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It has a little bitter lemon smell on the nose and is bone dry and quite yeasty and nutty.
Two-thirds of rivers are "exceptionally" low and some ponds and streams are bone dry, the Environment Agency said.
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And the prospect of a parched future should give pause, Patzert said, even though the region gets almost all of its drinking water from elsewhere - such as the Sierra Nevada, where it has snowed heavily while the Southland has been bone dry.
It tastes absolutely bone dry with some tangy lemon fruitiness and a hazelnut finish.
Although rock salt remains bone dry until the surrounding air reaches a relative humidity of 75 percent, the mix of polluting salts, such as ammonium nitrate, begins building a thin film of water on its surface at a relative humidity as low as 20 percent.
Gaynor Mant, of Dorset Fire and Rescue, said: "The ground is bone dry at this time of year and people really need to be careful with cigarettes and barbecues and how they dispose of them.
Elegant and bone dry, with fruity body, it knocks many champagnes for six.
Soil kept slightly moist - that is, soil not allowed to go bone dry between waterings - will also discourage ants from leaving its confines.
It tastes bone dry and is crisp with good citrus fruits.
Hakonson is testing landfills designed to stay bone dry.
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Bone dry, with a lime/grapefruit tanginess, it shows what the `German' grape can get up to when it hits high-altitude slopes on distant shores.