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1. mod. sober; no longer alcohol intoxicated. How long will Ernie stay dry, do you think?
2. n. a prohibitionist; an abstainer from alcohol. The drys are in an increasing majority.
3. mod. having to do with a region where alcoholic beverages cannot be purchased. (Compare this with wet.) Some small towns are dry, but not many.
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Flames in a woodchip drier at the Kronospan plant in Chirk - six fire crews tackled the blaze
Iron-Complex technology--A new unique organic complex with iron has yielded an oxidative drier which magnifies the drying activity of iron so that it is effective over a wide range of temperatures and drying conditions.
Tomorrow and Wednesday Strong winds and heavy rain will become gradually drier through the evening on Wednesday.
Coatings of different drier concentrations were applied on a glass slide with an applicator (60 [micro]m) at 23[degrees]C and 50% humidity.
Energy demand of a powder painting plant Breakdown Electrical/thermal/compressed air Electrical 16% Thermal 82% Compressed air 2% Electrical energy consumption Pretreatment 34% Drier/cooling zone 33% Powder booth 28% Conveyor system 4% Thermal energy consumption Pretreatment 26% Drier 4% Plant example * 6-zone spray pretreatment * 2 powder booths without enclosure * Power & Free conveyor * Water drier with cooling zone * Infrared preheating zone and powder stoving oven with cooling zone Note: Table made from pie chart.
The Head Drier Cap is also in patent pending status with the United States Patent and Trademark Office.
Also, when humidity is low, our nasal passages are drier, which helps the virus stick.
00[degrees]C whereas the coating with drier had a Tg of -3.
11 April 2013 - Swedish energy and environmental technology company Opcon AB (STO:OPCO) unveiled today a decision to close down its low-temperature drier business, as part of its restructuring efforts aimed at intensifying focus on bioenergy and improving profitability.
CLINTON - The cause of an explosion in a gas-powered clothes drier that sparked a small house fire at 3 Woodruff Road Monday afternoon is under investigation by the state Fire Marshal, a spokeswoman said.
An increase in lightning activity will have particular impact in areas that become warmer and drier as global warming progresses, including the Mediterranean and the Southern United States, according to the 2007 United Nations report on climate change.
The factory comprises an area spanning 10000 sq ft and is considered to be the largest filter drier facility in the country.
FIREFIGHTERS extinguished a tumble drier which caught fire at a flat yesterday.
Combined wind and solar power is the best way to dry clothes, outside on a line or a rotary drier and Newcastle has good conditions most days.
The new TASKI swingo 4000 scrubber drier from Diversey is a high performance battery powered ride-on floor care machine designed for cleaning large areas quickly and efficiently.