from The Century Dictionary.

  • So wet as to require wringing; so wet that water may be wrung out.


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  • There was the pump-handle gesture; the wringing-wet - clothes gesture; and then the voice, oddly detached from the little figure and tremendously magnified by the loudspeaker, went booming and bawling round the hall: Justice!

    The Years 2004

  • Her face was burning scarlet and there were wringing-wet patches of sweat on her gown.

    The Falcons of Montabard Chadwick, Elizabeth 2004

  • Visitors who did not have to exert themselves in any way soon found they were wringing-wet with perspiration.

    The Great Bridge David McCullough 1972

  • It was the reason they were always wringing-wet with perspiration, he explained.

    The Great Bridge David McCullough 1972

  • Cold, exhausted, and hungry, the lads were glad to be able to eat and drink, discard their wringing-wet garments, and turn in.

    The Submarine Hunters A Story of the Naval Patrol Work in the Great War Edward S. [Illustrator] Hodgson 1917

  • I was wringing-wet, and there was a piercing pain in my side.

    The Young Forester Zane Grey 1905

  • He was wringing-wet, and really in a sad and sinful plight,

    In the Days When the World Was Wide and Other Verses Henry Lawson 1894

  • But he wants our useless ,wringing-wet, establishment to like him

    Evening Standard - Home Nicholas Cecil 2012


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