dry well


Definition of dry well 

: a hole in the ground filled with gravel or rubble to receive drainage water and allow it to percolate away

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Rinse the pumpkin under cool water to rid the skin of any residual dirt and dry well with a clean towel. Karen Berner, Good Housekeeping, "How to Make Homemade Pumpkin Puree to Use In Your Favorite Fall Recipes," 18 July 2018 Remove the fish from the wine and dry well with paper towels. Julia O'malley, Anchorage Daily News, "Alaskana recipe: Halibut Olympia a little better than you remember," 12 July 2018 For with dry wells comes anxiety and risk but also the unraveling of traditional livelihoods and communities. The Christian Science Monitor, "Fog catchers turn mist into water in the Moroccan mountains," 17 May 2018 First wash them and dry well, and remove the greens. For Kroger, The Courier-Journal, "Make an easy and elegant ricotta and radish crostini for spring," 17 May 2018 Scrub the main root under running water and dry well. The Editors Of Organic Life, Good Housekeeping, "How To Grow And Prepare Horseradish Straight From Your Garden," 10 Aug. 2017 Remove chicken from brine and dry well with paper towels. Joan Elovitz Kazan, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Creative ways to use the Passover staple Matzo," 27 Mar. 2018 Shock in ice water to stop the cooking; dry well and cut in half lengthwise through the tip. Sarah Fritsche, San Francisco Chronicle, "Recipe: Spring Tartines With Herbed Fromage Blanc," 22 Mar. 2018 Tech apologizers have long blamed a lack of diversity among employees and executives on a bone-dry well of people options. refinery29.com, "Uber's Bozoma Saint John Calls On White Men To Fix Diversity In Tech," 12 Mar. 2018

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First Known Use of dry well

circa 1942, in the meaning defined above

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