from The Century Dictionary.

  • Having no water-space at the back end: used in reference to boilers which have no water-space at the back of the combustion-chamber.


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  • She was the first one here, deep at peace while the others were still being cut open and reshaped by grubby dryback hands.

    Starfish 1999

  • The lights are turned too low for dryback vision; Clarke and Acton see a room suffused in pale fluorescence.

    Starfish 1999

  • "We don't run on dryback schedules here, you know that.

    Starfish 1999


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