Definition of Rough-dry

1. Verb. Dry without smoothing or ironing. "Rough-dry the laundry"

Generic synonyms: Dry, Dry Out



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Lexicographical Neighbors of Rough-dry

rouet
rouets
rouge
rouge et noir
rouge plant
rougeberry
rouged
rouges
rough
rough-and-ready
rough-and-tumble
rough-and-tumbled
rough-and-tumbles
rough-and-tumbling
rough-cut
rough-dry (current term)
rough-footed
rough-grained
rough-hew
rough-hewn
rough-house
rough-leaved
rough-leaved aster
rough-legged
rough-legged buzzard
rough-legged buzzards
rough-legged hawk
rough-sand
rough-skinned newt
rough-spoken

Literary usage of Rough-dry

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1. The Encyclopaedia Britannica: A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences and General (1890)
"... My great dread was the length of time which such a rough dry «urface would require to decompose sufficiently to allow of cultivation, ..."

2. Lumber Manufacture in the Douglas Fir Region by Howard B. Oakleaf (1920)
"Only a very few Douglas fir mills are equipped to store the rough dry stock. The practice is to run Douglas fir into specific forms in advance of orders. ..."

3. The Encyclopaedia Britannica: A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences and General (1890)
"... dread was the length of time which such a rough dry .... are engendered among the rough grass, and fostered for alength oftime under the rough, dry, ..."

4. Live Articles on Special Hazards: A Series of Articles Reprinted from the (1914)
"Drying here is mostly accomplished by wringing and in centrifugal extractors, and is known as "rough dry," which completes the processes in the wet-wash ..."

5. Efficiency Arithmetic by Charles Ernest Chadsey, James Hamblin Smith (1920)
"2 shirts with cuffs; 2 handkerchiefs; 8 towels; 5 bath towels; 2 lunch cloths; 6 napkins; 6 wash cloths; 24 rough dry. 6. 2 work shirts; 2 with cuffs; ..."

6. Medical Record by George Frederick Shrady, Thomas Lathrop Stedman, Joseph Meredith Toner Collection (Library of Congress) (1902)
"The skin was rough, dry, and slightly scaly, with a little itching. ... The palms were rough, dry, and thick. The nails showed dystrophic changes. ..."

7. Special Bulletin by New York (State). Dept. of Labor (1912)
"The steam and " hand laundries '' engaged in the rough dry business must compete ... The larger steam rough dry laundries collect from one hundred or more ..."

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