bone-dry bone-dry


  • (adj) without a trace of moisture; as dry as a weathered bone


  1. In Melbourne, you're no longer allowed to fill your swimming pool, and in bone-dry Brisbane, residents aren't allowed any external water use without a permit.
  2. The two economic historians turn what could have been a bone-dry survey of arcane financial instruments into a lively history of finance.
  3. The big, sleepy river, bone-dry in places, e.


  1. Hundreds more evacuated in Colo. wildfires

    Firefighters continue to attack blazes in western states, as wildfires also scorch hot, bone-dry Arizona, New Mexico
    on June 20, 2013     Source: CBS News

  2. Opinion: California needs more water storage

    By Dianne Feinstein Flying over California recently on my way back to Washington, I was dismayed to see how bone-dry the state is so early in the summer season. There was virtually no snowpack. Lakes and reservoirs are circled with rings of barren, dry soil. [...]
    on June 16, 2013     Source: Lake Tahoe News

  3. Conserving Thoughts: Tree disease

    Blast-furnace heat and bone-dry drought were the weather conditions that dominated the news last summer. Consequently, it sounds really odd only a year later to be talking about problems caused by coo
    on June 15, 2013     Source: Bolivar Herald-Free Press


  • "I was fishing here six weeks ago, and now it's bone-dry," said Cosby, who walked along the lake bed Friday afternoon while killing time between appliance repair jobs.
    on Aug 1, 2009 By: Bill Cosby Source: Houston Chronicle

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