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Examples from the Web for dryer
It insists on efficiency standards for household appliances so that your towels come out of the dryer refreshingly cool and damp.The Federal Government Has Violated My Right to Chainsaw
P. J. O’Rourke
April 27, 2014
But if she had returned a flat "no," Flora would not have had a dryer sense of unwelcome.The Coast of Chance
There were no more water holes, and it got dryer and hotter.Land of the Burnt Thigh
Edith Eudora Kohl
The dryer the ground in preparing it for the seed, and for the sowing of the same, the better.
The dryer the ground is when the seeds are sown, the better.
In Micronesia there are two seasons: a wet summer and a dryer winter.The Avifauna of Micronesia, Volume 3
Rollin H. Baker
- a person or thing that dries
- an apparatus for removing moisture by forced draught, heating, or centrifuging
- any of certain chemicals added to oils such as linseed oil to accelerate their drying when used as bases in paints, etc
- a variant spelling of drier 1
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Word Origin and History for dryer
agent noun from dry (v.).
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