hand-drier

hand-drier

or

hand-dryer

n
an electrical appliance, usually found in public toilets, that dries a person's hands through the expulsion of hot air
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Last weekend, in a Devon pub with my old Dad, I encountered a poorly maintained hand-drier in the gents.
White lies told by parents include saying ice cream vans only play music when they've run out of ice cream and there's a baby dragon in the hand-drier who needs to practise his fire-breathing on your hands.
"There was plenty of hot water and an electric hand-drier but no bars of soap or soap dispenser.
But I still say the easiest way for an inventor to make their fortune is produce a hand-drier that actually dries your hands.
A HAND-DRIER supplier is looking to create 20 extra jobs in Coventry - and revive interest in a remodelled industrial park.
The night we broke into the Albert Dock and swam over to Fred's This Morning weather map to nick York Minster; that time I was stood trying to dry my drunk hands at a swaying hand-drier in the union toilets when a glass smashed next to my head, and I insulted whoever had thrown it without turning around, and wit was the third year rug by team, back from a loss in Manchester, and eager to work their frustrations out on any mouthy fresher stupid enough to get in their way.
Also, the toilets are spotlessly clean - I know the ladies always like to hear this - with a good supply of paper towels (a better option in my book than those dreadfully- slow hand-drier contraptions).
Just like any inventor who can develop a hand-drier which actually dries your hands.
I secretly rehearse in the toilet, but only when the hand-drier is blowing.
Incidentally, while visiting the Houses of Parliament recently, I nipped into one of HMG's khazis and noticed, scrawled over the automatic hand-drier, a slogan.