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dry wash

noun
1.
clothes, curtains, etc., washed and dried but not yet ironed.
Compare wet wash.
2.
wash (def 42).
Origin of dry wash
1870-1875
1870-75
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  • The other two had plenty of shelter behind boulders in that dry wash and they blazed away every time I moved.

  • A dry wash is the bed of a river that runs only in the rainy season.

    The Trail Book Mary Austin
  • Ramona gave a startled cry and pointed an outstretched finger at some riders emerging from a dry wash.

    Oh, You Tex! William Macleod Raine
  • It had been fired from the bank of the dry wash, some hundred and fifty yards away.

    A Texas Ranger William MacLeod Raine
  • Johnny, McNally, and I took charge of the dry wash, and the rest of the party tackled the bar.

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

    The Story of Geronimo James Arthur Kjelgaard
  • We followed him for ten minutes up a dry wash filled with bowlders and dry brush.

    I Married a Ranger Dama Margaret Smith
  • A ravine or dry wash was finally encountered, when Dell dismounted.

    Wells Brothers Andy Adams
  • A half hour later the raiders made a second stop in a dry wash.

    The Story of Geronimo James Arthur Kjelgaard
  • Towards night we came to a large, dry wash with cotton woods growing along it.

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