a drainage pit lined with loose stonework for the leaching of liquid wastes.
Well vs. GoodSomeone may have told you you were wrong for saying, I’m good, instead of the more formal I’m well. But is the response I’m good actually incorrect? Not technically. Let’s explore the rules and conventions for these two words. Well is often used as an adverb. Adverbs can modify verbs, adjectives, and other adverbs. Good is most widely used as an adjective, meaning that it can …
Origin of dry well
First recorded in 1760–70
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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