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[suhn-drahyd] /ˈsʌnˌdraɪd/
dried in the sun, as bricks or raisins.
dried up or withered by the sun.
Origin of sun-dried
First recorded in 1590-1600 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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  • In the case of Khorsabad the terrace was made of sun-dried bricks, about 15·7 in.

    Architecture Thomas Roger Smith
  • It has simply to be cut and sun-dried and is ready for roof thatching.

    The Philippine Islands John Foreman
  • And when she saw the river full of salmon, she thought of the sun-dried meat.

    The Later Cave-Men Katharine Elizabeth Dopp
  • This door is the only piece of wood in the structure, which is composed of sun-dried clay.

    Due West

    Maturin Murray Ballou
  • One day everything is a sun-dried brown, as far as the eye can see.

    Arizona's Yesterday John H. Cady
  • Most of the inhabited pueblos are built of adobe—that is, sun-dried bricks.

    The Prehistoric World E. A. Allen
  • Some were of clay only sun-dried, others of clay burned into pottery.

    Scarabs Isaac Myer
  • The bark is soaked in water, sun-dried, and the fibre manufactured into rope.

  • sun-dried bricks have been found in nearly every part of the world.

    The Ceramic Art Jennie J. Young
British Dictionary definitions for sun-dried


dried or preserved by exposure to the sun
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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