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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Wine \Wine\, n. [OE. win, AS. win, fr. L. vinum (cf. Icel.
   v[imac]n; all from the Latin); akin to Gr. o'i^nos, ?, and E.
   withy. Cf. Vine, Vineyard, Vinous, Withy.]
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   1. The expressed juice of grapes, esp. when fermented; a
      beverage or liquor prepared from grapes by squeezing out
      their juice, and (usually) allowing it to ferment. "Red
      wine of Gascoigne." --Piers Plowman.
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            Wine is a mocker, strong drink is raging, and
            whosoever is deceived thereby is not wise. --Prov.
                                                  xx. 1.
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            Bacchus, that first from out the purple grape
            Crushed the sweet poison of misused wine. --Milton.
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   Note: Wine is essentially a dilute solution of ethyl alcohol,
         containing also certain small quantities of ethers and
         ethereal salts which give character and bouquet.
         According to their color, strength, taste, etc., wines
         are called red, white, spirituous, dry,
         light, still, etc.
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   2. A liquor or beverage prepared from the juice of any fruit
      or plant by a process similar to that for grape wine; as,
      currant wine; gooseberry wine; palm wine.
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   3. The effect of drinking wine in excess; intoxication.
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            Noah awoke from his wine.             --Gen. ix. 24.
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   Birch wine, Cape wine, etc. See under Birch, Cape,
      etc.

   Spirit of wine. See under Spirit.

   To have drunk wine of ape or To have drunk wine ape, to
      be so drunk as to be foolish. [Obs.] --Chaucer.

   Wine acid. (Chem.) See Tartaric acid, under Tartaric.
      [Colloq.]

   Wine apple (Bot.), a large red apple, with firm flesh and a
      rich, vinous flavor.

   Wine fly (Zool.), small two-winged fly of the genus
      Piophila, whose larva lives in wine, cider, and other
      fermented liquors.

   Wine grower, one who cultivates a vineyard and makes wine.
      

   Wine measure, the measure by which wines and other spirits
      are sold, smaller than beer measure.

   Wine merchant, a merchant who deals in wines.

   Wine of opium (Pharm.), a solution of opium in aromatized
      sherry wine, having the same strength as ordinary
      laudanum; -- also Sydenham's laudanum.

   Wine press, a machine or apparatus in which grapes are
      pressed to extract their juice.

   Wine skin, a bottle or bag of skin, used, in various
      countries, for carrying wine.

   Wine stone, a kind of crust deposited in wine casks. See
      1st Tartar, 1.

   Wine vault.
      (a) A vault where wine is stored.
      (b) A place where wine is served at the bar, or at tables;
          a dramshop. --Dickens.

   Wine vinegar, vinegar made from wine.

   Wine whey, whey made from milk coagulated by the use of
      wine.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Dry \Dry\ (dr[imac]), a. [Compar. Drier; superl. Driest.]
   [OE. dru[yogh]e, druye, drie, AS. dryge; akin to LG.
   dr["o]ge, D. droog, OHG. trucchan, G. trocken, Icel. draugr a
   dry log. Cf. Drought, Drouth, 3d Drug.]
   1. Free from moisture; having little humidity or none; arid;
      not wet or moist; deficient in the natural or normal
      supply of moisture, as rain or fluid of any kind; -- said
      especially:
      (a) Of the weather: Free from rain or mist.
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                The weather, we agreed, was too dry for the
                season.                           --Addison.
      (b) Of vegetable matter: Free from juices or sap; not
          succulent; not green; as, dry wood or hay.
      (c) Of animals: Not giving milk; as, the cow is dry.
      (d) Of persons: Thirsty; needing drink.
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                Give the dry fool drink.          -- Shak
      (e) Of the eyes: Not shedding tears.
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                Not a dry eye was to be seen in the assembly. --
                                                  Prescott.
      (f) (Med.) Of certain morbid conditions, in which there is
          entire or comparative absence of moisture; as, dry
          gangrene; dry catarrh.
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   2. Destitute of that which interests or amuses; barren;
      unembellished; jejune; plain.
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            These epistles will become less dry, more
            susceptible of ornament.              --Pope.
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   3. Characterized by a quality somewhat severe, grave, or
      hard; hence, sharp; keen; shrewd; quaint; as, a dry tone
      or manner; dry wit.
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            He was rather a dry, shrewd kind of body. --W.
                                                  Irving.
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   4. (Fine Arts) Exhibiting a sharp, frigid preciseness of
      execution, or the want of a delicate contour in form, and
      of easy transition in coloring.
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   Dry area (Arch.), a small open space reserved outside the
      foundation of a building to guard it from damp.

   Dry blow.
      (a) (Med.) A blow which inflicts no wound, and causes no
          effusion of blood.
      (b) A quick, sharp blow.

   Dry bone (Min.), Smithsonite, or carbonate of zinc; -- a
      miner's term.

   Dry castor (Zool.) a kind of beaver; -- called also
      parchment beaver.

   Dry cupping. (Med.) See under Cupping.

   Dry dock. See under Dock.

   Dry fat. See Dry vat (below).

   Dry light, pure unobstructed light; hence, a clear,
      impartial view. --Bacon.
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            The scientific man must keep his feelings under
            stern control, lest they obtrude into his
            researches, and color the dry light in which alone
            science desires to see its objects.   -- J. C.
                                                  Shairp.

   Dry masonry. See Masonry.

   Dry measure, a system of measures of volume for dry or
      coarse articles, by the bushel, peck, etc.

   Dry pile (Physics), a form of the Voltaic pile, constructed
      without the use of a liquid, affording a feeble current,
      and chiefly useful in the construction of electroscopes of
      great delicacy; -- called also Zamboni's, from the names
      of the two earliest constructors of it.

   Dry pipe (Steam Engine), a pipe which conducts dry steam
      from a boiler.

   Dry plate (Photog.), a glass plate having a dry coating
      sensitive to light, upon which photographic negatives or
      pictures can be made, without moistening.

   Dry-plate process, the process of photographing with dry
      plates.

   Dry point. (Fine Arts)
      (a) An engraving made with the needle instead of the
          burin, in which the work is done nearly as in etching,
          but is finished without the use acid.
      (b) A print from such an engraving, usually upon paper.
      (c) Hence: The needle with which such an engraving is
          made.

   Dry rent (Eng. Law), a rent reserved by deed, without a
      clause of distress. --Bouvier.

   Dry rot, a decay of timber, reducing its fibers to the
      condition of a dry powdery dust, often accompanied by the
      presence of a peculiar fungus (Merulius lacrymans),
      which is sometimes considered the cause of the decay; but
      it is more probable that the real cause is the
      decomposition of the wood itself. --D. C. Eaton. Called
      also sap rot, and, in the United States, powder post.
      --Hebert.

   Dry stove, a hothouse adapted to preserving the plants of
      arid climates. --Brande & C.

   Dry vat, a vat, basket, or other receptacle for dry
      articles.

   Dry wine, that in which the saccharine matter and
      fermentation were so exactly balanced, that they have
      wholly neutralized each other, and no sweetness is
      perceptible; -- opposed to sweet wine, in which the
      saccharine matter is in excess.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Dry \Dry\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Dried; p. pr. & vb. n.
   Drying.] [AS. drygan; cf. drugian to grow dry. See Dry,
   a.]
   To make dry; to free from water, or from moisture of any
   kind, and by any means; to exsiccate; as, to dry the eyes; to
   dry one's tears; the wind dries the earth; to dry a wet
   cloth; to dry hay.
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   To dry up.
   (a) To scorch or parch with thirst; to deprive utterly of
       water; to consume.
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             Their honorable men are famished, and their
             multitude dried up with thirst.      -- Is. v. 13.
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             The water of the sea, which formerly covered it,
             was in time exhaled and dried up by the sun.
                                                  --Woodward.
   (b) To make to cease, as a stream of talk.
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             Their sources of revenue were dried up. -- Jowett
                                                  (Thucyd. )
       

   To dry a cow, or To dry up a cow, to cause a cow to cease
      secreting milk. --Tylor.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Dry \Dry\, v. i.
   1. To grow dry; to become free from wetness, moisture, or
      juice; as, the road dries rapidly.
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   2. To evaporate wholly; to be exhaled; -- said of moisture,
      or a liquid; -- sometimes with up; as, the stream dries,
      or dries up.
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   3. To shrivel or wither; to lose vitality.
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            And his hand, which he put forth against him, dried
            up, so that he could not pull it in again to him.
                                                  --I Kings
                                                  xiii. 4.
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