All around Marshall Park, wet clothes and blankets had been stretched out to dry on every available surface.
Poor weather during flowering when it was cold and wet meant that took place over four weeks instead of just a few days.
These days, PCP comes dissolved in an oily yellow tincture called “wet.”
The more he talks about how he slept in a wet ditch, the less he need attend to pleas from others.
A field of wheat swaying across the American Plains is a favorite of Sunday painters, but unlike wheat, rice likes it wet.
We heard "The Potter thumping his wet clay" and stopped and watched.
They were covered with yellow mud, and of course they were wet to the skin.
It is a rainy day, and I got wet to the skin and thoroughly chilled.
Exposure, wet feet, were as suicidal in her condition as poison, he had told her.
As soon as the frost is out of the ground, these should be planted if the soil is not too wet.
Old English wæt "moist, liquid," from Proto-Germanic *wætaz (cf. Old Frisian wet ). Also from the Old Norse form, vatr. All related to water (n.1).
Wet blanket "person who has a dispiriting effect" is recorded from 1879, from use of blankets drenched in water to smother fires (the phrase is attested in this literal sense from 1660s). All wet "in the wrong" is recorded from 1923, American English; earlier simply wet "ineffectual," and perhaps ultimately from slang meaning "drunken" (c.1700). Wet-nurse is from 1610s. Wet dream is from 1851; in the same sense Middle English had ludificacioun "an erotic dream."
He knew som tyme a man of religion, þat gaff hym gretelie vnto chastitie bothe of his harte & of his body noghtwithstondyng he was tempid with grete ludificacions on þe nyght. ["Alphabet of Tales," c.1450]
Old English wætan "to be wet;" see wet (adj.). Related: Wetted; wetting.