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 Dry Lodgings.Dry Rot. 
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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Dry-nurse.
 
When a superior officer does not know his duty, and is instructed in it by an inferior officer, he is said to be dry-nursed. The inferior nurses the superior, as a dry-nurse rears an infant.   1
 


 Dry Lodgings.Dry Rot. 

 
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