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 Dru’ses (2 syl.).Dry Blow (A). 
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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Dry.
 
Thirsty. Hence to drink is to “wet your whistle” (i.e. throat); and malt liquor is called “heavy wet.” (Anglo-Saxon dryg, dry.)   1
 


 Dru’ses (2 syl.).Dry Blow (A). 

 
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