Strong fennel and wormwood hit the back of my tongue along with a dryness from the barrel and hints of citrus from the chamomile.
Those are related: More cheese would have hidden the dryness.
Neutralise hydrosulphocyanic acid with ammonia, and gently evaporate the solution to dryness, by the heat of a water bath.
His heart began to pound, and he swallowed to relieve the dryness in his throat.
Its very deep root enables it to seek moisture from perennial sources, and to thus withstand the dryness of our summers.
In thin boards all parts soon attain the same degree of dryness.
Even at that time I had not yet conquered my aversion to the dryness of a life of study.
No wonder he was particular about the set of his flint, and the dryness of his powder.
The horses, owing to the dryness of the grass, drank a great quantity of water; they are falling off very much.
“That is not what I asked you,” said Ida, with a trace of dryness.
Old English dryge, from Proto-Germanic *draugiz (cf. Middle Low German dröge, Middle Dutch druge, Dutch droog, Old High German trucchon, German trocken, Old Norse draugr), from PIE *dreug-.
Meaning "barren" is mid-14c. Of humor or jests, early 15c. (implied in dryly); as "uninteresting, tedious" from 1620s. Of places prohibiting alcoholic drink, 1870 (but dry feast, one at which no liquor is served, is from late 15c.; colloquial dry (n.) "prohibitionist" is 1888, American English). Dry goods (1708) were those measured out in dry, not liquid, measure. Dry land (that not under the sea) is from early 13c. Dry run is from 1940s.
Old English drygan, related to dry (adj.). Related: Dried; drying. Of the two agent noun spellings, drier is the older (1520s), while dryer (1874) was first used of machines. Dry out in the drug addiction sense is from 1967. Dry up "stop talking" is 1853.
A person who favors the prohibition of alcoholic drink (1888+)