Drury is also the author of Hunts in Dreams, The driftless Area, and The Black Brook.
The driftless tract enclosed by the arms of this loop is lower than the drift ridge on either hand.
It was a grand sight to witness the sea in a hurricane on a driftless, clear day.
With these residuary soils of the driftless area, the mantle rock of glaciated tracts is in sharp contrast.
The old, old earth is glad to turn from the cark and care of driftless centuries to the first sweet blades of green.
The aurora was always with us, and almost without exception could be seen on a dark, driftless night.
A comparison of otherwise similar counties lying within and without the driftless area shows an astonishing contrast.
Throughout the driftless area it has covered up many spots that would otherwise have been bare rocks.
In the glaciated area 61 per cent of the land is improved and in the driftless area only 43.5 per cent.
In the driftless area the average value per acre in 1910 was less than $24, while in the glaciated area it was nearly $64.
c.1300, literally "a being driven" (of snow, etc.); not recorded in Old English; either a suffixed form of drive (v.) (cf. thrift/thrive) or borrowed from Old Norse drift "snow drift," or Middle Dutch drift "pasturage, drove, flock," both from Proto-Germanic *driftiz (cf. Danish and Swedish drift, German Trift), from PIE root *dhreibh- "to drive, push" (see drive (v.)). Sense of "what one is getting at" is from 1520s. Meaning "controlled slide of a sports car" attested by 1955.
late 16c., from drift (n.). Figurative sense of "be passive and listless" is from 1822. Related: Drifted; drifting.
A gradual deviation from an original course, model, method, or intention.
Movement of teeth from their normal position in the dental arch because of the loss of contiguous teeth.
See genetic drift.
A variation or random oscillation about a fixed setting, position, or mode of behavior.
(also drift out, drift away) To leave; depart: Beat it. Drift (1960s+ Underworld & prison)