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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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The post February was one of the warmest and driest on record appeared first on Cyprus Mail .
5 inches of rain fall on Eugene in the first quarter of the year, the fourth-driest such period on record, assuming this year ends up as the driest.
The recent spring weather was the driest on record in parts of the south east and central southern England, and the driest right across England and Wales since 1990.
He said: "Denbighshire has been one of the driest counties, although it was drier in April last year and even drier in 2007.
It was also the driest November in 60 years, with rabbis praying for rain.
This is very abnormal," said Mr Isa, who revealed this is the driest winter since 1943.
The Golden State, now in an official drought, experienced its driest spring in 88 years, which helped fuel as many as 1,400 wildfires in Northern California, many of them still burning.
It was also the driest May since 2005 and 22nd equal driest on record with only 21.
A time series of soil moisture values over the depth of the soil shows the actual changes in soil moisture so the extractable soil moisture can be estimated from the difference between the wettest and driest profiles.
This would be the earliest that the taps have been turned on in Festival history, but comes on the back of January having been the driest month of the last calendar year at the track.
Around 110,000 homes in SUSSEX have been told they can't use hoses for the "foreseeable future" after the second driest winter since 1904.
in the 20th century, were the driest and wettest respectively.
Love in the Driest Season: A Family Memoir by Neely Tucker Crown, February 2004 $23.
Recent rain has done little to replenish water levels in rivers and reservoirs already low after one of the driest periods on record.
With 2,666 miles of coastline, this elongated country provides vastly diverse landscape, geography and climate ranging from the driest desert on earth to the ominous Andes mountain range and some of the richest vineyards in the world.