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adverb & adjective
Without wetting one's shoes.[as adjective] ‘dry-shod evacuation involved getting into a lifeboat at deck level’
- ‘Getting to Shenavall bothy dry-shod is almost unheard of, and we didn't fancy our chances.’
- ‘It's a magical sort of dry-shod crossing that's less apt to occur on a whitewater river like the Madeira, which flows too fast and heavily for such general meandering.’
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