E. Cobham Brewer 18101897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
Lumine Sicco (In).
Disinterestedly; as a dry question to be resolved without regard to other matters.
If physiological considerations have any meaning, it will be always impossible for women to view the subject [of womens suffrage] in lumine sicco.The Nineteenth Century (The Hon. Mrs. Chapman April, 1886).