bone-dry
adjective Date: circa 1825 1. very dry 2. dry 5

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • bone dry — adj completely dry ▪ There had been no rain for months and the land was bone dry …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • bone-dry — [bōn′drī′] adj. Informal 1. dry as a bone that has lain exposed to the air; very dry 2. absolutely abstaining from, or prohibiting the use of, alcoholic drinks …   English World dictionary

  • bone-dry — one dry adj. without a trace of moisture. [WordNet 1.5] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • bone-dry — adjective completely dry …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • bone-dry — bone′ dry′ adj. 1) very dry 2) very thirsty • Etymology: 1815–25 …   From formal English to slang

  • bone dry — ► ADJECTIVE ▪ extremely dry …   English terms dictionary

  • bone-dry — adjective without a trace of moisture; as dry as a weathered bone bone dry leaves are a fire hazard a drier to get the clothes bone dry • Syn: ↑bone dry • Similar to: ↑dry * * * ˈ ̷ ̷| ̷ ̷ adjective …   Useful english dictionary

  • bone dry — adjective without a trace of moisture; as dry as a weathered bone bone dry leaves are a fire hazard a drier to get the clothes bone dry • Syn: ↑bone dry • Similar to: ↑dry * * * ˌbone ˈdry [bone dry …   Useful english dictionary

  • bone dry — also bone dry ADJ (emphasis) If you say that something is bone dry, you are emphasizing that it is very dry indeed. The lake in the centre of the city is bone dry and cows wander around in it …   English dictionary

  • bone dry — very dry, as dry as an old bone    Someone had drained the pool. It was bone dry …   English idioms

  • bone dry — adjective completely dry: There had been no rain for months and the land was bone dry …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

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