Dry area

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(Arch.) a small open space reserved outside the foundation of a building to guard it from damp.

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United States Agency for International Development (USAID) through United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) has implemented a project by International Center for Agricultural Research in Dry Area (ICARDA) on
The data centers where the internal environment was consistently or frequently dry had the lowest failure rates regardless of which cooling technology they used, while facilities in hot, humid areas with the highest internal relative humidity noted an AFR increase of 107-260% over the baseline facility with the lowest failure rate, a chiller-cooled data center in a cool and dry area.
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We calculated the overall percentage of sampling points with inundated soils, and mean water depth for each wet and dry area in each meadow.
The movement takes place when mites leave a dry area in search of higher humidity-the greatest source of which in a house is its human occupants.
THIS week's winner is Wayne Collins, of Nottingham, who says: "I've got a really dry area in my garden where nothing would grow - until I tried nasturtiums.
Then tape a 12-inch square of plastic film in the center of the dry area (even a piece of plastic grocery bag will do).
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The men, who have not been named, were in a dry area, two miles from the end of the National Showcaves Centre for Wales.
Make sure you always store the tanks in a warm, dry area, covered and preserved correctly by following the TM instructions to the "T".
For example, I recently toured a garden for residents with Alzheimer's disease in a very hot and dry area of California and learned what had not worked in its original design.
The TPOs do not readily absorb water, but they should be stored in a relatively dry area.