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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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However, the moon, being bone-dry, acquired much of its water supply from these comets.
5 liters per second courses through the tube (two liters per second for the ski boot accessory that snakes deep into the soggy footwear), ensuring that your favorite--or only--pair of boots will be bone-dry for everything from a second run down the mountain to another back-breaking shoveling session.
Air-drying is the easiest technique because all you have to do is cut your chosen flowers when they feel dry, then tie them by the stems in bunches and hang them in an airy room out of sunlight until bone-dry.
The IPO market is bone-dry, and many of the companies still owned by the funds are on life support.
The bugle or ajuga might wilt during bone-dry weather but bounces back when temperatures cool a little.
Accounting for around ten per cent of French appellation wines, the region is more noted for its white wine than its red, but is capable of producing a diverse range of wine styles, from bone-dry to luscious sweet, from still white to sparkling, roses and fruity reds.
Among the nutritionally "correct" upper middle class people of my acquaintance, a dinner of French bread and pasta has long been considered a suitable offering for guests--followed by a plate of bone-dry Biscotti.
Fossilized fish, turtles, and plants also found near the vegetarian dino indicate the now bone-dry Sahara was once tropical and coastal--perhaps as lush as the Florida Everglades during the Cretaceous period, 144 to 65 million years ago.
Billed as "the program with nothing to hide," female presenters take off their clothes while reading bone-dry news stories.
Similarly, if the clay in the return sand is bone-dry and the bond added at the muller is at 8% moisture, then the water added at the muller will preferentially hydrate the bond added at the muller.
Fueled by wood structures, bone-dry grass, and oil-heavy eucalyptus trees, then explosively propelled on steep slopes by winds gusting to 40 miles per hour, the inferno claimed 25 lives in one catastrophic afternoon and evening.
Manzanilla is light in colour and bone-dry on the palate.
SANTIAGO -- Two thirds of Chile's territory is facing desertification in which the bone-dry Atacama Desert grows by over a meter (3.