The cortical tissues gradually shrink and dry up, turning brown and black in patches or all over, and when at length the cambium and medullary ray tissues dry up the whole twig dies off.
They freeze in winter and dry up in summer, and most of them are navigable only during the spring floods; even the Volga becomes so shallow during the hot season that none but boats of light draught can pass over its shoals.
A few shallow salt lakes are filled by rain water, but they dry up on the setting in of the hot weather, leaving a thick crust of salt on their beds, which is used for commercial and domestic purposes.
The year is divided into a dry and wet season, the first from June to December, when rain rarely falls, the streams dry up and the cameos are burned bare, and the second from January to May when the rains are sometimes heavy and the cameos are covered with luxuriant verdure.
There are numerous lagoons in the Llano districts caused by the periodical floods of the rivers, and extensive esteros and cienagas, in part due to the same causes, but these either dry up in the dry season or are greatly reduced in area.
With the exceptions of two, these streams dry up after the rains, and their influence is only felt for a few miles below the hills.
The grapes which are attacked cease to grow, turn brown or white, and ultimately dry up and fall off.
In the central southern regions the climate is arid enough to permit of " alkaline " ponds and lakes, which may completely dry up in summer, and where a supply of drinking-water is often hard to obtain, though the land itself is fertile.
Some seeds require prolonged immersion in water to soften their shells; others are of so delicate a texture that they would dry up and perish if not kept constantly in a moist atmosphere.
Hence most of the streams dry up in summer.
We have seen how closely the serpent is associated with water generally (§ 5 seq.), and since we meet with the belief that sources will dry up when the serpent-occupant is killed (Bechuanas, Zulus), or that they will resent impurities thrown into their springs by causing storms (tribes of the Hindu-Kush), it is not surprising to find elaborate precautions for the propitiation of such powerful beings.
That the lake will soon dry up entirely seems unlikely, as there is a central trough, 25 to 30 m.
Impetuous and magnificent streams after heavy rain, they become in the summer mere rivulets, or even dry up altogether.
The Wainganga is the principal river in the district, and the only stream that does not dry up in the hot weather, - its affluents within the district being the Bawanthari, Bagh, Kanhan and Chulban.
In the north such formerly important tributaries of the Syr-darya as the Chu, with its sub-tributary the Sary-su, now dry up some hundreds of miles before reaching the main stream.
Some streams wholly dry up in the dry seasons, and in the foot-hills and sand-hills there are a few that disappear by sinking or evaporation.
The surface of the ground is much cut up by ravines which fill and dry up according to the rise and fall of the river.
Exposing your skin for a while to the sun may help dry up acne blemishes in the surface.
Next was a large bin full of powder which would be sprinkled on the suit to dry up any chemical contaminant.
The ponds are mainly seasonal and have few, if any, fish as they tend to dry up in the summer months.
Thing is, the London Underground is a pretty scary place, once the swarms of people start to dry up.
This means we don´t go soggy in the bath or dry up in the sun!
On seeing his face and meeting his eyes Princess Mary's pace suddenly slackened, she felt her tears dry up and her sobs ceased.
This means we don´t go soggy in the bath or dry up in the sun !
They may not be as long-lasting as some other types of lubricant since they can dry up during use.
They will either vacate as soon as you remove them from the shoreline or can die and begin to dry up inside the shell.
If carefully removed and repackaged in plastic, they can be used again, but most will tear or dry up if not handled carefully.
When Family Ties ended, acting roles seemed to dry up for Tina Yothers.
The tannic acid in a tea bag can also help dry up the sores when the wet tea bag is used as a compress.
Decongestants dry up nasal passage tissues and reduce swollen nasal membranes so as to relieve congestion.
Bentonite clay packs or any mud-pack draws the fluid out and helps dry up the lesions.
The Play-Doh will dry up over time if left out.
Clear fluid, sometimes with a yellowish tint, may appear at first but should dry up over the first few days.
Business can dry up just as quickly when the flurry of jobs or orders suddenly dies.
Supplies can be delayed or dry up completely.
Toners can help dry up excess oil on oily skin or provide hydration for dry skin.
The Body Shop's Tea Tree Oil collection is formulated to dry up acne without drying up the surrounding skin.
Toothpaste - The baking soda found in most toothpaste brands can be used to dry up problem spots.
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