Dry area

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

See also: Area, Dry

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by G. & C. Merriam Co.
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He further suggested the growers should not place cotton pods in shade or wet places as they must be placed on trampoline or cretonne cloth in sunlight and dry area. The spokesman said that only cretonne made sack was recommended for transporting cotton pods to the cotton ginning factory.
Divers are now closing in on elevated dry area, called Pattaya Beach, where they believe the missing boys may have taken refuge in the Tham Luang Nang Non cave system.
As a dry area, there's no need to over-specify your equipment.
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.
BAREMINERALS RENEW AND HYDRATE EYE CREAM (15ml, pounds 23) Lightweight cream which is quickly absorbed and adds immediate and long-lasting moisture to the often dry area around the eye.
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.
NORDIC BUSINESS REPORT-22 August 2008-Denmark's FLSmidth & Co A/S wins USD37m contract for complete dry area system from Centenario Copper in Chile(C)1994-2008 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com
The men, who have not been named, were in a dry area, two miles from the end of the National Showcaves Centre for Wales.
Store books in a bookcase in a cool, dry area. Humidity and direct sunlight can easily damage your collection.