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Frank J. Wilstach, comp.  A Dictionary of Similes.  1916.
  Dry as a London newspaper.
            —George Ade
  Dry as a bone.
  Dry as a prohibition fight in Vermont.
  Dry as a sponge.
  Dry as nuts.
  Dry as peanut shells.
  Dry as pith.
  Dry as tinder.
  Dry as soon as tears.
  Drye as clot of clay.
            —Old English Ballad
  Dry as desert dust.
            —Stopford A. Brooke
  Dry as a cinder.
            —Joseph Conrad
  Dry as a chip.
            —Charles Dickens
  Dry as a lime-basket.
            —Charles Dickens
  Dry as the desert.
            —Charles Dickens
  Dry as granite.
            —Dr. John Doran
  Dry as ashes.
            —George Eliot
  Dry as an espalier vine in winter.
            —Anatole France
  Dry as the shell on the sand.
            —Oliver Wendell Holmes
  Dried like a raisin.
            —Charles Lamb
  Dry as the leaves in winter.
            —Walter Savage Landor
  Dry as sand.
            —Charles G. Leland
  Dry as a pond in the Summer.
            —Samuel Lover
  Dry as the tomb.
            —Robert Mackay
  Dry as flame.
  Dry as dust.
            —William Shakespeare
  Dry as the remainder biscuit after a voyage.
            —William Shakespeare
  Dry as tinder.
            —Tobias Smollett
  Drying up like a brook when the woods have been cleared around.
            —Bayard Taylor
  Dry as fossil truths.
            —Henry D. Thoreau
  Dry and yellow as parchment.
            —Henry Van Dyke
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