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dry

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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The longer term forecast that takes us up to the middle of June is showing periods of drier and settled weather with occasional showery spells.
A high emission prediction could see summers 56% drier to 2% wetter.
They said the rest of the week will be 'changeable' with mild with showers on Wednesday, but drier and brighter on Thursday.
"You could see the panels of the drier starting to break open and fall off from the heat."
Cerium can promote oxidative curing at elevated temperatures but is primarily used as a through or coordinate drier.
Tomorrow and Wednesday Strong winds and heavy rain for a time tomorrow and Wednesday, although it should become drier through the evening on Wednesday.
An antiskinning agent (Methyl Ethyl Ketoxime--MEKO) was added to inhibit the drier effect in closed containers for up to 28 days.
Mick Ireland, watch manager at Stockton Fire Station, said: "It was a tumble drier in a garage.
The warning came after a family went to a funeral and left a tumble drier on.
Two bras were later found to be missing from a tumble to be missing from a tumble drier inside.
Experts from Liverpool's public health team are encouraging residents to start the New Year by dropping a shirt or dress size through reducing the amount they drink in a campaign called "Drier January".
SUN-SEEKERS will welcome the drier weather today as temperatures are set to hit 20 degrees across much of South Wales.