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dry wash

clothes, curtains, etc., washed and dried but not yet ironed.
Compare wet wash.
wash (def 42).
Origin of dry wash
First recorded in 1870-75 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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  • A dry wash is the bed of a river that runs only in the rainy season.

    The Trail Book Mary Austin
  • It had been fired from the bank of the dry wash, some hundred and fifty yards away.

    A Texas Ranger William MacLeod Raine
  • Brush off the pumice and rub again with a piece of dry wash leather.

  • Geronimo raced into the dry wash where the rest awaited him.

    The Story of Geronimo James Arthur Kjelgaard
  • There his passengers left him and disappeared up the dry wash.

  • A ravine or dry wash was finally encountered, when Dell dismounted.

    Wells Brothers

    Andy Adams
  • We followed him for ten minutes up a dry wash filled with bowlders and dry brush.

    I Married a Ranger Dama Margaret Smith
  • Towards night we came to a large, dry wash with cotton woods growing along it.

  • He climbed the slope, passed the old pool, now a mud-puddle, and crossed the dry wash to be brought suddenly to a halt.

  • A half hour later the raiders made a second stop in a dry wash.

    The Story of Geronimo James Arthur Kjelgaard

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