• Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • v. t Dry-rub To rub and cleanse without wetting.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: Since housecats are clean and their coats are dry and glossy, their fur easily becomes charged with electricity. Sparks can be seen if their fur is rubbed in the dark.
    • dry-rub To make clean by rubbing without wetting.
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In literature:

When it is in the terrine, rub a little dried mint over it.
"The Lady's Own Cookery Book, and New Dinner-Table Directory;" by Charlotte Campbell Bury
Come in, and Jane shall rub you down with a dry cloth.
"Soldiers of the Queen" by Harold Avery
The face should then be wiped dry and rubbed briskly for a few minutes.
"Treatise on the Diseases of Women" by Lydia E. Pinkham
After half an hour's sweat the animal should be rubbed and covered with a dry blanket.
"Special Report on Diseases of Cattle" by U.S. Department of Agriculture
Another put one leg on a chair whilst she rubbed her quim dry.
"My Secret Life, Volumes I. to III." by Anonymous
After bathing, the skin should be wiped dry and rubbed briskly.
"A Treatise on Anatomy, Physiology, and Hygiene (Revised Edition)" by Calvin Cutter
As Isom rode away he rubbed his dry, hard hands above his saddle-horn, feeling more comfortable than he had felt for many a day.
"The Bondboy" by George W. (George Washington) Ogden
Perhaps the earliest was that of rubbing two pieces of dry wood together, producing fire by friction.
"History of Human Society" by Frank W. Blackmar
Horses should be often rubbed down and kept clean, and when put in the stable wet, they should be rubbed dry.
"Soil Culture" by J. H. Walden
He found himself on his feet, rubbing his eyes, with a mouth dry as paper, a thumping heart, and a vague sense of emptiness in his middle.
"The Bandbox" by Louis Joseph Vance

In poetry:

Wash the window; rub it dry;
Make the ray-door clean and bright:
He who lords it in the sky
Loves on cottage floors to light!
"Cottage-Songs" by George MacDonald

In news:

Pork With Marinade Seche (Pork with Allspice Dry Rub).
Asian Barbecue Sauce , Molasses Barbecue Sauce , Citrus Barbecue Sauce , Basic Dry Rub, 'Bama Barbecue Sauce and African Spice Rub.
3 tablespoons John Henry's Tammy's Herbal or your favorite dry rub.
Oven-Roasted Prime Rib with Dry Rib Rub.
This dry rub works well with our Ultimate Roast Chicken or Best Last-Minute Roast Chicken recipes because it keeps the skin crisp.
Rub ribs well with dry mixture, seal and refrigerate overnight.
Mixing dry spices and rubbing them onto meat has been used by barbeque pit masters for years to procure meat with deep and layered flavors.
Dry rubs can definitely amp up your food and take you out of your culinary rut.
Dry rubs are alsoideal when youre short ontime, punching up flavorimmediately without thelengthier time required formarinating or for preppingseasoning pastes.
Create a Signature Dry Rub .
Follow this simple, four-step method to create your own signature dry rub .
Dry rubs like this one can be used on any meat and in any cooking style.
Oven-Roasted Prime Rib with Dry Rib Rub .
Chipotle Dry Rub with Sage.
Add a kick to almost any savory dish with this chipotle dry rub .