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  • s  without a trace of moisture; as dry as a weathered bone
    bone-dry leaves are a fire hazard

  • There the bone-dry bill rested safely in a pigeonhole in the Temperance Committee when the legislature closed its session last week.
  • 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.
  • He has white hair swept back off his forehead, gimlet eyes and the bone-dry sense of humor adopted by police officers whose intentions have been knocking up against reality for a .
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  • Hundreds more evacuated in Colo. wildfires
    Firefighters continue to attack blazes in western states, as wildfires also scorch hot, bone-dry Arizona, New Mexico
    June 20, 2013 - CBS News
  • 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. [...]
    June 16, 2013 - Lake Tahoe News
  • 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
    June 14, 2013 - Bolivar Herald-Free Press

  • Bill Cosby in Houston Chronicle
    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.

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