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dryland

[drahy-land]
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noun
  1. Often drylands. a tract of land having dry, often sandy soil, as on the floor of a valley: Acres of the drylands have been reclaimed by irrigation.

Origin of dryland

1175–1225; Middle English. See dry, -land
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  • Mr. Dryland, the curate, had already proposed to Mary, and she had refused him.

    The Hero

    William Somerset Maugham

  • This morning Mr. Dryland called and asked for a private interview with Mary.

    The Hero

    William Somerset Maugham

  • In the middle stood the choir, the brass band, and Mr. Dryland.

    The Hero

    William Somerset Maugham

  • Mr. Dryland, from his superior height, beamed down on James.

    The Hero

    William Somerset Maugham

  • Mr. Dryland had wished to compose an ode especially for the occasion.

    The Hero

    William Somerset Maugham