Bone-dry



very dry.
very thirsty.
Slang. dry (def 17).
Ceramics. (of clay) thoroughly dried.
Contemporary Examples

Cracking the New York Times Popularity Code Thomas E. Weber December 19, 2010
2012’s Invisible Candidate Michelle Cottle August 11, 2011

Historical Examples

Frenzied Fiction Stephen Leacock
Every Step in Canning Grace Viall Gray
The Automobile Storage Battery O. A. Witte
December Love Robert Hichens
Through the Heart of Patagonia H. Hesketh Prichard
The A.E.F. Heywood Broun
Rung Ho! Talbot Mundy
Told in the East Talbot Mundy

adjective
(informal)

completely dry: a bone-dry well
(postpositive): the well was bone dry

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