dry well

noun

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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Another body, believed to belong to Ahita Khadka Bista from Nepal, was found down a dry well in a military firing range. Fox News, "Decomposing body of Cyprus serial killer's youngest victim discovered in lake," 14 June 2019 Bista's skeletal remains were found down a dry well inside an army firing range. Fox News, "Cyprus court sentences Army officer to seven life terms for killing foreign women, children," 25 June 2019 Bista’s skeletal remains were found down a dry well inside an army firing range. Washington Post, "Cyprus court sentences serial killer to 7 life terms," 24 June 2019 Scrub the main root under running water and dry well. The Editors, Good Housekeeping, "How to Grow and Prepare Horseradish Straight From Your Garden," 27 July 2018 In the meantime, 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 Scrub the main root under running water and dry well. The Editors, Good Housekeeping, "How to Grow and Prepare Horseradish Straight From Your Garden," 27 July 2018 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

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First Known Use of dry well

circa 1942, in the meaning defined above

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