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Completely or extremely dry:‘the springs failed this year, leaving the riverbed bone dry’
arid, parched, scorched, baked, burned, dried out, dried up, torrid, hot, sizzling, burningView synonyms
- ‘For two weeks we had a black frost day and night with a strong east wind and then on February 2nd, when everywhere was bone dry at 3pm, the snow started to fall.’
- ‘At one point it was pouring with rain on one side of the bus, and bone dry on the other.’
- ‘Our area is bone dry, and rain is desperately needed.’
- ‘I got up, turned on the humidifier - it's been bone dry for weeks, but the sound is soothing - and sure enough I fell asleep.’
- ‘A barrel for water was found in the field, but was bone dry, added Mr Orsborn.’
- ‘The road was now bone dry and we lost visibility totally behind dust clouds whenever a vehicle passed.’
- ‘When water is the new currency and the US is bone dry, the Canadians will be the players and decisionmakers.’
- ‘Apparently Gallerus sportsfield is bone dry all the year round.’
- ‘The Beale sandhills would be an ideal location for a golf course as the landscape is ideal and it would be bone dry all year round.’
- ‘‘Through winter we try and keep the citrus plants dry, without being bone dry, since they aren't growing,’ says Russell.’
- ‘Riesling is one of the most malleable and versatile grapes, producing wine that runs the spectrum from bone dry to lusciously sweet.’
- ‘Despite the incessant rain that fell in the build up to the game the pitch was bone dry and it allowed both sets of players to play good football.’
- ‘There was a lot of rain in the area early last week but the fairways were absolutely bone dry by the week-end.’
- ‘She says the tank - which had been full hours earlier with enough fuel to keep the company's nine wagons on the road for a month - was absolutely bone dry.’
- ‘Farmers are drilling seed wheat into soil that six months ago was bone dry.’
- ‘Australia's long hot summer shows no sign of easing up, with soaring temperatures and bone dry conditions sparking bushfires across the country.’
- ‘I drove around the flower beds on the eastern side of the complex, but they were all bone dry.’
- ‘To toast, place the spice mix in a bone dry frying pan and heat it until warm and you can smell the fragrance.’
- ‘Everything was bone dry, and the cedar breaks below the escarpment held not a single robin, waxwing, solitaire, or bluebird.’
- ‘Occasionally, when I have travelled into York when there has been a frost, the roads have been bone dry with no white frost nor ice on the road.’
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