How to use Drying-up in a sentence

drying-up
  • The drying-up process has been comparatively rapid since the middle of the 19th century, a town which in 1850 was on the southern margin of the lake being in 1905 over 20 m.

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  • Many smaller streams discharge into the Paraguay and Parana from the west, some of them wholly dependent upon the rains, and drying up during long droughts.

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  • In the northern part of Corrientes there is a large area of swamps and shallow lagoons which are believed to be slowly drying up.

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  • NecrosisA number of diseases the obvious symptoms of which are the local drying up and death of tissues, in many cases with secondary results on organs or parts of organs, may be brought together under this heading.

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  • Thus its non-liability to freeze (when not absolutely anhydrous, which it practically never is when freely exposed to the air) and its nonvolatility at ordinary temperatures, combined with its power of always keeping fluid and not drying up and hardening, render it valuable as a lubricating agent for clockwork, watches, &c., as a substitute for water in wet gas-meters, and as an ingredient in cataplasms, plasters, modelling clay, pasty colouring matters, dyeing materials, moist colours for artists, and numerous other analogous substances which are required to be kept in a permanently soft condition.

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  • The southern part of Alberta is covered by a short grass, very nutritive, but drying up in the middle of summer until the whole prairie is brown and unattractive.

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  • But in the 13th century it began to fail, and in 1591 the drying up of the Papireto caused the extinction of the plant in that district.

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  • With the drying up of this channel and the closing of Sandwich harbour in the 16th century, the present marshlands or level to the south and west of the isle were left.

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  • In any case, the alterations in level appear to be merely periodic, and due to fluctuations in rainfall, and do not point, as some have supposed, to a secular drying up of the lake.

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  • Not only was he the first discoverer of the rotifers, but he showed "how wonderfully nature has provided for the preservation of their species," by their tolerance of the drying-up of the water they inhabit, and the resistance afforded to the evaporation of the fluids of their bodies by the impermeability of the casing in which they then become enclosed.

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  • It was a small number of monkish communities whose care of those narrow channels prevented their ever drying up altogether.

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  • Numerous smaller channels seam the whole face of the country carrying off the surplus drainage in the rains, but drying up in the hot season.

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  • The physiography of the surrounding country shows clearly that the basin occupied by Great Salt Lake is one of many left by the drying up of a large Pleistocene lake, which has been called lake Bonneville.

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  • The persistent bracts (glume and pale) afford an additional protection to the fruit; they protect the embryo, which is near the surface, from too rapid wetting and, when once soaked, from drying up again.

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  • The barren " mud flats," frequently found on the desert floor, result from the drying up of temporary shallow lakes, or playas.

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  • It fills a shallow depression which is drying up with astonishing rapidity, so that the process of desiccation can be shown on surveys separated by intervals of only ten years; large parts of it, like Aibughir Gulf, have dried up since the Russians took possession of its shores.

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  • Such a drying up has been in progress during long geologic ages, but doubt exists as to its practical importance at the present time.

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  • In the ravines of Kansas, pools supplied by torrential rains give birth to these and many other phyllopods, and in turn " millions of them perish by the drying up of the pools in July " (Packard).

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  • The murder of the sons of Aegyptus by their wives is supposed to represent the drying up of the rivers and springs of Argolis in summer by the agency of the nymphs.

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  • Whether your funding sources start drying up or you receive a lowball buyout offer, you can use a given phase to analyze the problem and seek a solution.

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  • Judging by the number of readers they have, there's no fear of the scandals drying up any time soon.

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  • The Body Shop's Tea Tree Oil collection is formulated to dry up acne without drying up the surrounding skin.

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