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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!
See also: bone, dry

bone dry

Very thirsty; extremely dry. The simile dry as bone, referring to the bones of a dead creature, dates from the sixteenth century and has survived to the present day, while others of the same period (dry as a sieve, dry as a chip, dry as a red herring) have long since died out. See also dry as dust.
See also: bone, dry
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Once it's bone dry we can cover them then if there's any further rain."
By the time the yeast layer, called 'flor', has eventually popped its clogs, the wine will have turned into an Amontillado or a Manzanilla Pasada - still bone dry and now with a lovely, lingering walnut-like taste.
Their prototype material, called MOF-5, remains steady as a rock even when bone dry and heated to 300 [degrees] C.
|A full bodied, bone dry fino, Valdespino Fino Inocente Dry Sherry, Spain (PS7.75, 37.5cl, www.thewhiskyexchange.com) has a beguiling, yeasty nose and a salty tang on the finish.
If you like your whites bone dry, you'll find this Italian wine delizioso.
The key to success is keeping them dry (but not bone dry) and warm.
Friday's blaze spread across the "bone dry" undergrowth off Brigham Road, in the Ormesby Beck area.
Kelly is a Comedy Store regular and effortless master of bone dry anecdotes laced with a pinch of well-aimed vitriol and served with a garnish of razor-sharp song parodies Also performing are Ray Kane, Scott Bennett and regular MC Anthony J Brown.
God forbid their children should actuallywalk to school and getwet, today's competitionwas all about who could get nearest to the school gateswithout a care in theworld as long as their child arrived bone dry.
Pecorino 2006, Gran Sasso is bone dry with an inviting honeyed smell and a lingering, surprisingly mouth-filling, almost mineral-salts taste but with clean lemony acidity.
Many are now bone dry in places, which can turn games into a bit of a lottery."
Try a fino that is bone dry. Served chilled it's delicious with seafood or light meat.
This should have been done when the soil was bone dry during the drought, not dripping wet as it is now.
Over the years, he has honed his bone dry wit and crisp style of comedy.
HIDALGO MANZANILLA LA GITANA, Spain Majestic, pounds 5.99 Go on: try this bone dry, salty, tangy Manzanilla with some tapas or a Spanish omelette - you'll see it belongs on the table, not in the side cupboard.