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dry well

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noun

a drainage pit lined with loose stonework for the leaching of liquid wastes.

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dry up, dry valley, dry vomiting, dry wall, dry wash, dry well, dry-as-dust, dry-bone ore, dry-bulb thermometer, dry-clean, dry-cleanse

Origin of dry well

First recorded in 1760–70
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for dry well

  • This dry-well connection is by means of five-inch vitrified pipe laid in the same manner as sewer pipe.

    Convenient Houses|Louis Henry Gibson