Dry goods

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Dry goods A commercial name for textile fabrics, cottons, woolens, linen, silks, laces, etc., -- in distinction from groceries.
    • Dry goods See in the Vocabulary.
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Quotations

  • Puzant Kevork Thomajan
    Puzant Kevork Thomajan
    “A hearty laugh gives one a dry cleaning, while a good cry is a wet wash.”

Usage

In literature:

We found the peat made a very hot fire and did good service in helping to dry our wet clothing.
"From John O'Groats to Land's End" by Robert Naylor and John Naylor
Do you know, it struck me that those good souls are very like a live lizard cased in the dry clay?
"A Dream of the North Sea" by James Runciman
One afternoon I had wounded a good wart-hog across the river, and had gone downstream to find a dry way over.
"African Camp Fires" by Stewart Edward White
The first point for consideration, if we wish to have a good salad, is to have the lettuces crisp and dry.
"Cassell's Vegetarian Cookery" by A. G. Payne
In a few of the shops they sell cotton cloth and other dry goods.
"Big People and Little People of Other Lands" by Edward R. Shaw
Of course two years later they were showing practically the same thing at Megan's dry-goods store.
"Half Portions" by Edna Ferber
Thank goodness we're not a dry country yet, and it's still possible to enjoy our successful moments properly.
"The Man in the Twilight" by Ridgwell Cullum
Paul shivered, and then felt very good indeed in the dry little cabin.
"The Forest Runners" by Joseph A. Altsheler
From clothing and dry goods stores the smell of dye-stuffs.
"The World As I Have Found It" by Mary L. Day Arms
It will remain in good condition an unlimited length of time when kept in a dry, cool place.
"Valere Aude" by Louis Dechmann
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In poetry:

He dried his tears. "Ah, now," he said,
"The storm was good, I see!
Yon pine-dressed hill, upon its head
I'll find the golden key!"
"The Golden Key" by George MacDonald
When I play in our stable-loft,
The good old hay's so dry an' soft,
An' feels so fine, an' smells so sweet,
I 'most ferget to go an' eat.
"The Old Hay-Mow" by James Whitcomb Riley
"So then they'd scoffed the last stale biscuit
An' the scuttle butt was all but dry,
They reckoned it was time to risk it,
An' tuk the boats an' said 'Good-bye.'"
"Doldrums: One Of Murphy's Yarns" by Cicely Fox Smith
The Methodists, numerous, herd altogether,
And keep their religion quite dry from the weather;
Improving in morals, good order, and plight;
Were the rioters Methodists, all had been right.
"The Church-And-King Club;" by William Hutton
Otherwise some folks might wonder
With good reason why in thunder
Learned professors, dry and prim,
Find such solace in the giddy
Pranks that Horace played with Liddy
Or that Liddy played on him.
"Lydia Dick" by Eugene Field
Dear heart! dear eyes! dear tongue, that cannot lie!
Your love is true, your grief is deep and sore;
But love will pass — then you will grieve no more.
New love will come. Your tears will soon be dry.
Good-bye! Good-bye!
"Good-bye" by Ada Cambridge

In news:

A good time to dry up .
In the middle of winter I had to scramble and find some good, dry wood, just about as easy as finding ripe peaches at that time of year.
IT was good to hear that the chef and owner Robert Horton had relocated an American Bistro from a cramped damp building on Marbledale Road here to a roomy dry space last occupied by Daniel's.
The former Ursuline Academy, built as a 21-room mansion for a wealthy dry goods merchant, will go on the National Register of Historic Places today during a ceremony in Bloomfield.
Jim Stordahl can't recall a growing season that has been so dry, yet produced such good yields.
Nam Vet Food Pantry The Hyannis Public Library will be accepting canned and dry goods to forgive some of your overdue fees from December 1'st through the 15th to help benefit the Name Vet Food Pantry.
The city of Huron is giving away composts to residents, saying it's a good way to enrich soil and conserve water as continuing dry weather heads toward winter.
It was 73 degrees at 6 am in Birmingham and Central Alabama has a good chance to dry out today, according to the National Weather Service.
Keep clothes in good shape when drying .
Housing in the United States is taking a big hit as "too-good-to-be-true" home loans fail, refinancing dries up, and foreclosures surge.
Shriveled old dried up grapes NOT GOOD.
Farmers are getting a good start on the planting season with the warm, dry spring.
The shelves at this Wicker Park shop are stocked with produce, dairy, dry goods.
In the Good Housekeeping Research Institute Beauty Lab, we tested five speedy polishes for drying time, chip resistance, shine, and ease of application and removal.
Good for 22 pounds of laundry washed, dried and folded, Monday thru Friday drop offs only.
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In science:

Good references on o-minimality are, for example, the book by van den Dries and the notes by Michel Coste.
Poincar\'e-Verdier duality in o-minimal structures
Mylar must undergo special treatment in which a large number of microscopic holes are produced in order to ensure a good bond with the PVA glue and also to allow the water evaporation during the drying of the glue.
Review of double beta experiments
However, observations being typically carried out at frequencies above 100 GHz, bolometric experiments have suffered badly from atmospheric emission, unless they have observed from a very good site (high altitude, very dry).
Polarization experiments
Good exposition on Hilbert’s Fifth Problem are given by Kaplansky’s texts and , and the book of Montgomery and Zippin . A nonstandard rendition of the problem was written by van den Dries, but the author has not seen it.
Regularity and nearness theorems for families of local Lie groups
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