clothes drier

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n clothes drier a dryer that dries clothes wet from washing
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Usage

In literature:

The uses of driers are various, such as extracting water from clothes, cloth, silk, yarns, etc.
"Scientific American Supplement, No. 613, October 1, 1887" by Various
Bax had in the meantime cut off some of the drier portions of his clothing.
"The Lifeboat" by R.M. Ballantyne
A huge rotary drier of the firm's own design does the work of about three miles of clothes lines.
"All About Coffee" by William H. Ukers
They will boil equally well in cloths, which is often preferred for keeping the outside drier.
"The Cook and Housekeeper's Complete and Universal Dictionary; Including a System of Modern Cookery, in all Its Various Branches," by Mary Eaton
I can manage it alone with two reefs in, and you can stay where you are until your clothes are a little drier, unless I call you.
"The Boy Ranchers of Puget Sound" by Harold Bindloss
If our clothes were somewhat drier I could regard the approach of night with greater complaisance.
"Frank Merriwell's Alarm" by Burt L. Standish
There is a sweetness in air and sun-dried clothing that no artificial drier seems to give.
"Foods and Household Management" by Helen Kinne
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In poetry:

"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