Origin of bone-dry
Examples from the Web for bone-dry
Also in his favor, the congressman has a dark, bone-dry sense of humor that plays well with media types.
What could have propelled a stale, bone-dry story to the top of the Internet's importance arbiter?
When they were well in the centre of the bone-dry fern, Dan nudged Una, who stopped and put on a boot as quickly as she could.Rewards and Fairies|Rudyard Kipling
Batteries using wooden separators cannot be shipped "bone-dry," since wooden separators must be kept moist.The Automobile Storage Battery|O. A. Witte
The sun blazed hotly, and the soft yellow bluffs of bone-dry earth reached down to the dry beds of one-time streams.Vanguards of the Plains|Margaret McCarter
The San Reve, more fortunately swift, was home in advance of the rain and came in bone-dry.The President|Alfred Henry Lewis
Fruits are dried only until leathery, whereas vegetables are dried until they are bone-dry.Every Step in Canning|Grace Viall Gray
British Dictionary definitions for bone-dry
- completely drya bone-dry well
- (postpositive)the well was bone dry