Drying oil, an oil which, either naturally or after boiling with oxide of lead, absorbs oxygen from the air and dries up rapidly. Drying oils are used as the bases of many paints and varnishes.

(Dry"ly), adv. In a dry manner; not succulently; without interest; without sympathy; coldly.

(Dry"ness), n. The state of being dry. See Dry.

Dry nurse
(Dry" nurse`) A nurse who attends and feeds a child by hand; — in distinction from a wet nurse, who suckles it.

(Dry"nurse`), v. t. To feed, attend, and bring up without the breast. Hudibras.

(||Dry`o*bal"a*nops) n. [NL., fr. Gr. dry^s oak + ba`lanos acorn + 'o`psis appearance. The fruit remotely resembles an acorn in its cup.] (Bot.) The genus to which belongs the single species D. Camphora, a lofty resinous tree of Borneo and Sumatra, yielding Borneo camphor and camphor oil.

(Dry"-rub`) v. t. [imp. & p. p. Dry-rubbed ; p. pr. & vb. n. Dry-rubbing.] To rub and cleanse without wetting. Dodsley.

(Dry"salt`er) n. A dealer in salted or dried meats, pickles, sauces, etc., and in the materials used in pickling, salting, and preserving various kinds of food Hence drysalters usually sell a number of saline substances and miscellaneous drugs. Brande & C.

(Dry"salt`er*y) n. The articles kept by a drysalter; also, the business of a drysalter.

(Dry"-shod`) a. Without wetting the feet.

Dryad to Ducking

(Dry"ad) n. [L. dryas, pl. dryades, Gr. pl. fr. oak, tree. See Tree.] (Class. Myth.) A wood nymph; a nymph whose life was bound up with that of her tree.

(||Dry*an"dra) n. [NL. Named after J. Dryander.] (Bot.) A genus of shrubs growing in Australia, having beautiful, hard, dry, evergreen leaves.

(||Dry"as) n.; pl. Dryades [L. See Dryad.] (Class. Myth.) A dryad.

(Dry"-beat`) v. t. To beat severely. Shak.

(Dry"-boned`) a. Having dry bones, or bones without flesh.

Dry dock
(Dry" dock`) (Naut.) See under Dock.

(Dry"er) n. See Drier. Sir W. Temple.

(Dry"-eyed`) a. Not having tears in the eyes.

(Dry"-fist`ed) a. Niggardly.

(Dry"foot) n. The scent of the game, as far as it can be traced. [Obs.] Shak.

Dry goods
(Dry" goods`) A commercial name for textile fabrics, cottons, woolens, linen, silks, laces, etc., — in distinction from groceries. [U.S.]

(Dry"ing), a.

1. Adapted or tending to exhaust moisture; as, a drying wind or day; a drying room.

2. Having the quality of rapidly becoming dry.

  By PanEris using Melati.

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