• WordNet 3.6
    • n drier an appliance that removes moisture
    • n drier a substance that promotes drying (e.g., calcium oxide absorbs water and is used to remove moisture)
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: What is the difference between a yam and a sweet potato? According to the Mayo Clinic dietician, a true yam is a large, starchy root that can get up to 100 pounds. It is native to Africa and Asia and is seldom available in the USA. The sweet potato is a native American plant. It was a staple for early settlers and was actually brought to Europe by Columbus. There are two varieties of sweet potatoes: One is moist and orange-fleshed, the other is drier and yellow. The orange-fleshed potato is commonly - and incorrectly - called a yam. This common practice has resulted in confusion when it comes to labels. Some stores incorrectly label the darker of the two sweet potatoes as being a yam, and they list the nutrient content for yams. True yams have no vitamin A. So consumers mistakenly think that the product has no vitamin A, even though it actually does. Consumers are most likely eating sweet potatoes - and sweet potatoes are rich in vitamin A, vitamin C and fiber.
    • Drier (Paint) Drying oil; a substance mingled with the oil used in oil painting to make it dry quickly.
    • Drier of Dry a.
    • Drier One who, or that which, dries; that which may expel or absorb moisture; a desiccative; as, the sun and a northwesterly wind are great driers of the earth.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n drier One who or that which dries or is used in drying. Specifically- A machine or mechanical contrivance or apparatus used in removing moisture from some substance: as, a fruit -drier; a clothes -drier; a grain-drier.
    • n drier Comparative and superlative degrees of dry.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Drier drī′ėr that which dries: a machine for extracting moisture from wet cloths, grain, &c.: a substance causing paint to dry more rapidly.
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In literature:

As soon as I get a little drier I shall take them down.
"The Daughter of the Storage" by William Dean Howells
From its drier nature, it can readily be dried for winter use.
"Fungi: Their Nature and Uses" by Mordecai Cubitt Cooke
Is it perhaps that a current from more northerly, clear regions produces drier and more transparent air in the upper strata?
"Farthest North" by Fridtjof Nansen
The center becomes drier and more leatherlike, and sinks in as the whole increases in size.
"Special Report on Diseases of Cattle" by U.S. Department of Agriculture
He separated them and put them in a vacuum drier.
"The Hate Disease" by William Fitzgerald Jenkins
The weather is like our hot July, except that it is drier than the August drought on Long Island.
"Letters from China and Japan" by John Dewey
Drain, shake dry and pat still drier between the folds of a napkin.
"Stevenson Memorial Cook Book" by Various
A single log bridged the water separating the fort from the drier land beyond.
"Boys' Book of Indian Warriors" by Edwin L. Sabin
I make three grades: shippers, seconds, and cider or driers.
"The Apple" by Various
Be sides, it looks as if the ground was drier up there than it is down here.
"Si Klegg, Book 2 (of 6)" by John McElroy
My throat's drier'n a lime-kiln.
"Si Klegg, Book 3 (of 6) Si And Shorty Meet Mr. Rosenbaum, The Spy, Who Relates His Adventures" by John McElroy
The intensity of insolation and of radiation both increase aloft in the cleaner, purer, drier and thinner air of mountain climates.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 6, Slice 5" by Various
On the 10th, we moved our camp about one-fourth of a mile to a drier piece of ground.
"Our Battery" by Orlando P. Cutter
It was, if possible, hotter and drier than the day before.
"The World That Couldn't Be" by Clifford Donald Simak
He had no desire to go back under the drier.
"The Ambassador" by Samuel Kimball Merwin
As to Natal grass, I have already mentioned that this succeeds better on the poorer and drier pine lands than any other grass yet introduced.
"Florida: An Ideal Cattle State" by Florida State Live Stock Association
It was more penetratingly chill than if it had been the drier winter time.
"Dick's Desertion" by Marjorie L. C. Pickthall
The summer temperature was very much the same as in England, but drier.
"A Kut Prisoner" by H. C. W. Bishop
Here we have been a whole day while it has been pouring down, and we have hardly become drier.
"Farthest North" by Fridtjof Nansen
It is drier; nearer the chalk, and not so red.
"Rural Rides" by William Cobbett

In poetry:

In the country, on every side,
Where far and wide,
Like a leopard's tawny and spotted hide,
Stretches the plain,
To the dry grass and the drier grain
How welcome is the rain!
"Rain In Summer" by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
Are ye right there, Michael? Are ye right?
Do ye think that you can get the fire to light?
Oh an hour you'll require,
For the turf it might be drier - Well it might now, Michael,
So it might.
"Are Ye Right, There, Michael?" by William Percy French
"Asseyez vous, sit down, ma frien',
Bad night be on de road;
You come long way an' should be tire--
Jus' wait an' mebbe I feex de fire--
Tak' off your clothes for mak' dem drier,
Dey mus' be heavy load."
"The Devil" by William Henry Drummond

In news:

A Drier Southwest Means More Bears Move To Town.
Why is the Southern Hemisphere getting drier .
Fog, showers depart, drier air moves in before big Sunday cold push.
Possible fog, early showers, then partial clearing and drier 79-83.
It should be warmer and drier today with a high nearing 70.
Elk Fest weekend weather should be a bit drier than the previous few days in the Estes Valley as the chance of showers decreases and some sunny skies are forecast.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) – As the nation's drought deepens, Minnesota is getting drier too.
With hotter, drier weather now the rule around Washington, the state Department of Natural Resources says the state's wildfire season is heating up.
Drier future threat to Maui's water supply and ecosystems.
Hawaii could be in for a climate future with less rainfall and drier conditions as temperatures continue to increase globally, according to a University of Hawaii climate and hydrology expert.
Warmer & Drier Weather Takes Aim on Alaska.
What is the best source of quick heating in a vacuum tray drier .
Drier , warmer Saturday after rainy Friday.
1882 only September drier than 2012.
Warmer, drier is predicted, with uncertainty No-show El Nino muddles winter forecast for Wichita.

In science:

We believe that the significantly better overall result is mainly due to the much drier and more stable atmosphere during these measurements as compared with the summer data from the VertexRSI antenna.
Evaluation of the ALMA Prototype Antennas
We believe that the significantly better overall result is mainly due to the much drier and stabler atmosphere during these measurements as compared with the summer data from the VertexRSI antenna.
Near-Field Radio Holography of Large Reflector Antennas
This air is drawn from closer to the surface of the snow (where it is colder, and so drier).
Astronomy in Antarctica
In addition to the colder and drier conditions than at the Pole, the atmospheric turbulence is expected to be considerably smaller, thus leading to new opportunities for adaptive optics correction of wavefronts, and for interferometry (Lawrence 2004).
The History of Astrophysics in Antarctica
The only exception to this rule of thumb is San Pedro M´artir, which is a little drier than would be expected based on its altitude alone.
Thirty Meter Telescope Site Testing I: Overview
It can be also used to derive some of the results of Drier and Linial .
Minors in expanding graphs
Finally, we mention a recent result of Drier and Linial who discussed minors in lifts of graphs.
Minors in expanding graphs
Drier and Linial proved that for ℓ ≤ O(log n) almost every lift of the complete graph Kn contains a clique minor of size Θ(n), and for ℓ > log n it contains a clique minor of size at least Ω(cid:16) n√ℓ√log(nℓ) (cid:17).
Minors in expanding graphs
This can be used in particular to derive some of the results of Drier and Linial on minors in random lifts.
Minors in expanding graphs