wet back

wet back

To apply water or another liquid to something, especially hair, in order to make it remain lying flat. A noun or pronoun can be used between "wet" and "back." My mom made me wet my hair back for the school photographs. He wetted the decals back with a sticky substance to stop them from peeling up from the side of the car.
See also: back, wet

wet back

v.
To cause something to lie flat by making it wet and brushing it back: Now that I have short hair, I have to wet it back or it stands on end. I washed my face and wet back my hair.
See also: back, wet
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''It's really wet back there so you don't want to have to chip up.
The Royalist is a conventional three-pass wet back, steel shell boiler, which, due to its generous boiler water content, requires no minimum water flow rate.
"I was probably 110 pounds soaking wet back then, and I was out there doing the same things these people are doing."
Place heaped teaspoons of mixture onto the prepared baking trays spacing them well apart then flatten them slightly using the wet back of a spoon.
With Wet Wet Wet back together, Marti's still prone to the odd solo outburst.
We printed the Pb-free and SnPb pastes and measured how well they wet back to the pads after reflow.
"And our customers like picture-postcard wintry backdrops, when it's usually dull and wet back home."
Fulton Boiler Works (Great Britain) Ltd has announced that it has recently launched a nine-model RBC range of horizontal wet back fire tube boilers.
ITW Devilbiss and Magnaflux still purchase the Dynaclean system as their industry standard for both wet back and dry filter process applications.
The first jig is used to hold the soaking wet back slat in a bent position (Photo 2).
The holes in Dri Weave are funnel shaped to reduce wet back. In the 1980's, there was a lot of skepticism among European feminine hygiene manufacturers whether women would find the "plastic" topsheet acceptable.
She veered to the hedge, looking for shelter and I patted her wet back. 'You can shelter under the sycamore tree by the stile.' The Songbird is Singing by Alun Trevor is published by Parthian, priced at pounds 9.99.
The Norwich project involved supplying and installing two Robey-Loos UL-S IE 10,000 type, three pass wet back, single furnace steam boilers with integrated economizers, in the company's new Energy Centre.
Mexican-Americans would call me "wet back" and "TJ"