Try Our Apps


Is irregardless a word?

dry well

a drainage pit lined with loose stonework for the leaching of liquid wastes.
Origin of dry well
1760-70 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2016.
Cite This Source
Examples from the Web for dry well
Historical Examples
  • Cheevers tells us that a young woman was seen to throw a boy ten years of age into a dry well twenty feet deep.

  • Many grasses (not the flowers, but the leaves or blades) dry well.

    Practical Taxidermy Montagu Browne
  • Blanch them well and lay in cold water, then take out and dry well.

    Housekeeping in Old Virginia Marion Cabell Tyree
  • Wash the whitebait with great care, and dry well by rubbing them in a napkin.

    The Century Cook Book Mary Ronald
  • dry well, then increase the heat of the oven gradually and bake to a cream color all through.

    The Laurel Health Cookery Evora Bucknum Perkins
  • In January, 1785, he prepared a dry well under the summer house and also one in his new cellar and in due time had both filled.

    George Washington: Farmer Paul Leland Haworth
  • dry well, mix with the butter, sprinkle with salt and brown a golden brown in the oven, shaking or stirring often.

  • Remove the scales, clean and dry well, dip in flour and put to brown in a little oil.

    The Italian Cook Book Maria Gentile
  • Well, they've caught him—pulled him out of a dry well in Libertyville.

    John March, Southerner George W. Cable
  • After they were burned, an officer threw the torch with which the buildings had been lighted, into a dry well near by.

Word of the Day

Difficulty index for dry well

Few English speakers likely know this word

Word Value for dry

Scrabble Words With Friends

Nearby words for dry well