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a damp/wet patch
▪ There were damp patches on the ceilings.
a dry/wet spell
▪ Keep fuchsias well watered during prolonged dry spells in summer.
be wet/damp with sweat
▪ She had been exercising and her hair was damp with sweat.
▪ His foot slipped on the wet grass and he fell.
dripping wet
▪ Take off that jacket – you’re dripping wet.
▪ We've had a very dry summer.
the rainy/wet/dry season (=when the weather is rainy, wet, dry etc)
▪ In the rainy season, roads became a quagmire.
wet bar
wet blanket
wet dream
wet fish
wet nurse
wet snow
▪ He cleared the wet snow from the car windscreen.
wet suit
▪ Careful – the paint is still wet.
▪ She had been left in a wet nappy all day.
▪ A damp climate can damage buildings.
wet/firm/soft etc underfoot
▪ The wet wood is very slippery underfoot.
▪ I’m so sick of this wet weather.
wetting agent
wetting solution
▪ But towards morning heavy clouds spread across. Soaking wet, they moved inside and tried to sleep.
▪ More than once they saw a passer-by, soaking wet, shout threats and curses at an open window.
▪ Oliver's was still soaking wet.
▪ Looking down at the curve of her cheekbone, still wet with tears, he suddenly wanted her, quite overwhelmingly.
▪ The paint was still wet and dripping down.
▪ In the third year of life 40 percent of children who are still wet achieve dryness at night.
▪ Once the angled section was in position, the two adjoining horizontal pieces were hung while everything was still wet and workable.
▪ Long enough for Paige to be aware of Travis's still wet hair, and that his only covering was his jeans.
▪ On machine-made paper the watermark is embossed into the sheet whilst it is still wet.
▪ This can be done when the wash is still wet.
▪ It was still wet and choked with gritty mud.
▪ The mountains were shrouded in mist and the lough looked grey and uninviting, and I got very wet.
▪ He was not unduly damaged, only very, very wet.
▪ Born in late March they had excellent birth coats and survived very wet conditions well.
▪ Luckily no one drowned but a few people got very wet!
▪ The path here can be very wet, but planks have been laid down over the worst parts.
▪ Rubber and plastic boots are intended for use in very wet places but will not allow the feet to breathe.
▪ When the passport was very wet, he tore it slowly into little pieces.
▪ The area was very wet with a large puddle directly under the end of the slide.
▪ The bullets thumped into the wet blanket in front of me, making it jump like there was a bear inside.
▪ The morose Mitchells wins the wet blanket award.
▪ But there was no large wet blanket to be had.
▪ Morose Michell wins the wet blanket award.
▪ They thought he was a middle aged wet blanket.
▪ Most of all, the Colonel was intrigued that the wet blanket had absorbed the energy of the pistol shots.
▪ In less than an hour he was changing his wet clothes.
▪ Unfortunately a cold home, heated only when there are wet clothes around, causes damp and consequently health problems.
▪ Grace finished her drink quickly, and changed out of her wet clothes.
▪ Robyn breathed a weary sigh of relief, and threw the carrier of wet clothes on to the floor.
▪ When the ship goes down, the actors all have to come on stage in wet clothes.
▪ Putting on my wet clothes, I moved out of the hut.
▪ He draped his wet clothes over a chair in front of the stove and ladled rice and beans on to two plates.
▪ We had had a long wet day on the moors but in the late afternoon the weather cleared.
▪ Just the thing for a wet day!
▪ On a long, lowland walk on a pouring wet day my feet were no more than damp - a pleasant surprise.
▪ Food for thought on a wet day for both the developmental and evolutionary biologist.
▪ Many a wet day was passed in this way for he let me help him, or did I hinder?
▪ On higher ground, the number of such wet days rises to over 220 days per year.
▪ Coronation Day, in June 1953, was a memorably wet day.
▪ One wet day, though, in 1985 Bellerby Feast had almost ceased to exist.
▪ On higher ground, the number of such wet days rises to over 220 days per year.
▪ That was the only real wet dream he could remember having.
▪ Barren Leaves Spontaneous overflows of powerful feeling: Wet dreams, wet dreams, in libraries congealing.
▪ There was a wet fish shop just there and in my eagerness to escape I darted in.
▪ Oswald and his wife Jenny have been selling wet fish from their stall for 45 years.
▪ Prevents wet feet when working on the foredeck or on the lee rail in rough weather.
▪ Tackling patches of snow in modern, lightweight footwear doesn't have to mean wet feet.
▪ His wet feet slithered on a wooden ramp which sounded hollowly underneath.
▪ Since then I have had no problems with wet feet though.
▪ Isabel didn't even notice her wet feet as she encountered the pools of water left by the rain.
▪ Try to walk another footpath on the site, you end up with very wet feet.
▪ I used them on many rainy days, and never once suffered from wet feet.
▪ The wet grass glittered and near-by a nut-tree sparkled iridescent, winking and gleaming as its branches moved in the light wind.
▪ His foot slipped on the wet grass and he fell.
▪ It slithered for a few feet on the wet grass.
▪ Bigwig jumped down from the bank into the field and ran in a long curve across the wet grass.
▪ Presently she heard footsteps slipping on the wet grass, and then one of the doors groaned open.
▪ She clasped it, landing at the foot of the dune with her face in the wet grass.
▪ Finlayson half-turned, ducked under the flying bottle, slipped on the wet grass, and fell.
▪ It's water-resistance had a fair testing in long wet grass and stream wading.
▪ We grapple on the wet ground - both of us with a hand on his gun.
▪ Pushing myself up off the wet ground, I brushed the twigs and earth off my trousers while I checked my pockets.
▪ Idly she began to stab at the wet ground with it, but it struck something hard straight away.
▪ But why did he stand in the cold, on wet ground, for five or ten minutes?
▪ He flopped back on to the wet ground.
▪ A good tread will generally give a good grip, but as with a car, watch out on wet ground!
▪ Both Vibram and Skywalk soles, and other similar types, will give problems on wet ground unless you take care.
▪ The wet ground pulled at our feet as we walked.
▪ They laid her on the grass and her wet hair was shiny, like it was slick with grease.
▪ He swam vigorously, ducking his head in the water and flinging back his wet hair.
▪ Any styling effort applied to sopping wet hair is usually unnecessary and wastes a lot of time.
▪ Long enough for Paige to be aware of Travis's still wet hair, and that his only covering was his jeans.
▪ Blot wet hair with a towel to remove excess water before applying an intensive conditioner.
▪ When wet nights are only an occasional problem try and see whether there is any pattern.
▪ If no obvious dramas have occurred, suggest your child keeps a diary which indicates dry or wet nights.
▪ It may become clear they are likely to have a wet night before or after an event.
▪ A wet night and a skidding car, as Fox had said.
▪ October and November passed in wild untidy days and wet nights which left the windows plastered with yellow leaves.
▪ Not relishing the prospect of a cold wet night solo on the beach, I had to follow!
▪ I remember the names of the two servants were Abatahun and Astakakalij, the wet nurse.
▪ It proved impossible to find enough wet nurses for the thousands of babies left at the hospital.
▪ For example, if you wanted the effect of wet sand when the tide is low.
▪ She had trodden them into the wet sand and they were horrible.
▪ We trekked across the wet sand towards Tony on the far bank ahead of us.
▪ Cutting stone was done with a rope dipped in wet sand and used like a saw.
▪ Another mountain of water came, pushed me up the beach, and I fell on the wet sand.
▪ Because they were five thousand feet above sea level the climate was marvellous, apart from the wet season.
▪ In a wet season the soil begins to cool down rapidly from the beginning of September onwards so early sowing is essential.
▪ It is a very dry area and only has rain during the wet season.
▪ Take advantage of wet soil to put mulches in places, especially round newly-planted stock.
▪ During freezing in wet soil, water is drawn into horizons which solidify in parallel layers, forcing soil and stones upward.
▪ Jezrael dropped where she stood, on the cold wet soil above a thermal.
▪ It dislikes wet soils, particularly in winter.
▪ It is quite at home on dry as well as wet soils.
▪ Aeration and drainage on cold, wet soils can be improved by digging in generous amounts of pea-sized grit and well-rotted manure.
▪ We would pray for fine weather as a prolonged wet spell meant ruin for our efforts.
▪ Prepare the ground with leaf-mould and a little bonemeal, and mulch with leaf-mould during a wet spell each summer.
▪ Costume Supervisor Daphne Dare designed their appearance, basing their shape on a standard skin-diver's wet suit.
▪ Scientists theorised that both attacks were cases of sharks mistaking divers in wet suits for seals.
▪ The wet suit should be tight fitting and allow reasonable freedom of movement.
▪ They're up to their ears in them because the wet summer has produced a glut ... and forced prices to rock bottom.
▪ Double-flowered petunias are also prone to rotting in wet summers.
▪ During that long, wet summer I had two painful tasks.
▪ Far from cultivating a golden tan, I had difficulty in keeping the rust at bay during a particularly wet summer.
▪ It was in the sad, wet summer of 1945.
▪ But now there's no sound, blinds tightly drawn, Another wet summer has come and gone.
▪ Sheep, hardy creatures in many ways, proved curiously vulnerable to prolonged wet weather.
▪ Sensible shoes are recommended, especially wellington boots in wet weather.
▪ In summer there is often plenty of wet weather too.
▪ Heat and wet weather, damp.
▪ The wet weather has already caused the abandonment of several fixtures, including today's card at Ludlow.
▪ In wet weather hand them inside to deter mould.
▪ P.P. It was a tough life, especially in wet weather.
▪ The wet weather must have made her rusty, for whenever she stood up she winced.
ever so cold/wet/nice etc
wet through/cooked through etc
wringing wet
▪ Your clothes are wringing wet.
▪ My three-piece was wringing wet, but eventually I dried it out, and the rest I just bagged together.
▪ a wet towel
▪ Be careful, the floor is still wet.
▪ Don't touch the wall - the paint's still wet.
▪ Freshly wet roads are dangerous because oil and dust mix with the water to make them slippery.
▪ Hurry up with the umbrella - I'm getting wet!
▪ I can't come out yet - my hair's still wet.
▪ Let's not sit here - the grass is wet.
▪ When he got out of the boat, the sleeves of his sweater were all wet.
▪ You'd better change out of those wet clothes.
▪ Angry with herself for reacting to him, she peeled off her wet swimsuit and vigorously began to towel her body.
▪ In places the path can be wet and slippery, so obviously wear your boots.
▪ Like discs, they do a cleaner job in dry than in wet conditions.
▪ Money passed through his hands with the slippery insecurity of a wet ball.
▪ Pushing myself up off the wet ground, I brushed the twigs and earth off my trousers while I checked my pockets.
▪ The bagels, almost dry, got wet again.
▪ The weather was wet and chilly and this run underlines the standard that White is setting in the club this year.
▪ Even dry children may wet the bed under stress, like a change of school, a divorce or moving house.
▪ Another makes a pet of a snowball, which wets the bed then runs away.
▪ It made the sheets feel as if she'd wet the bed.
▪ Tickle him until he wets the bed.
▪ Child may wet the bed and have constipation.
▪ Every other night he wet his bed, and he argued with Clarisa almost constantly.
▪ Depth of sleep Many parents say that they think their child wets the bed because of being in such deep sleep.
▪ Dear Kidsday: My 8-year-old sister still wets the bed!
ever so cold/wet/nice etc
wet through/cooked through etc
Wetting the toothbrush before you put the toothpaste on makes the bristles softer.
▪ She wet her index finger and cleaned the spot off the mirror.
▪ The other hairdresser usually wets my hair before she cuts it.
▪ Bath could not hit their top gear of late as they too slithered around in the wet.
▪ If only her guest partner, Nikolai Tsiskaridze, wasn't such a wet.
The Collaborative International Dictionary

Wet \Wet\, n. [AS. w[=ae]ta. See Wet, a.]

  1. Water or wetness; moisture or humidity in considerable degree.

    Have here a cloth and wipe away the wet.

    Now the sun, with more effectual beams, Had cheered the face of earth, and dried the wet From drooping plant.

  2. Rainy weather; foggy or misty weather.

  3. A dram; a drink. [Slang]


Wet \Wet\ (w[e^]t), a. [Compar. Wetter; superl. Wettest.] [OE. wet, weet, AS. w[=ae]t; akin to OFries. w[=e]t, Icel. v[=a]tr, Sw. v[*a]t, Dan. vaad, and E. water. [root]137. See Water.]

  1. Containing, or consisting of, water or other liquid; moist; soaked with a liquid; having water or other liquid upon the surface; as, wet land; a wet cloth; a wet table. ``Wet cheeks.''

  2. Very damp; rainy; as, wet weather; a wet season. ``Wet October's torrent flood.''

  3. (Chem.) Employing, or done by means of, water or some other liquid; as, the wet extraction of copper, in distinction from dry extraction in which dry heat or fusion is employed.

  4. Refreshed with liquor; drunk. [Slang]

    Wet blanket, Wet dock, etc. See under Blanket, Dock, etc.

    Wet goods, intoxicating liquors. [Slang]

    Syn: Nasty; humid; damp; moist. See Nasty.


Wet \Wet\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Wet (rarely Wetted); p. pr. & vb. n. Wetting.] [AS. w[=ae]tan.] To fill or moisten with water or other liquid; to sprinkle; to cause to have water or other fluid adherent to the surface; to dip or soak in a liquid; as, to wet a sponge; to wet the hands; to wet cloth. ``[The scene] did draw tears from me and wetted my paper.''

Ye mists and exhalations, that now rise . . . Whether to deck with clouds the uncolored sky, Or wet the thirsty earth with falling showers.

To wet one's whistle, to moisten one's throat; to drink a dram of liquor. [Colloq.]

Let us drink the other cup to wet our whistles.

Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary

Old English wæt "moist, rainy, liquid," also as a noun. "moisture, liquid drink," from Proto-Germanic *weta- (source also of Old Frisian wet ). Also from cognate Old Norse vatr; all from PIE *wed- (1) "water, wet" (see water (n.1)). Of paint, ink, etc., "not yet dry" from 1510s. Opposed to dry in reference to the U.S. battles over prohibition from 1870. Wet blanket "person who has a dispiriting effect" is recorded from 1871, from use of blankets drenched in water to smother fires (the phrase is attested in this literal sense from 1660s).\n\nDo we not know them, those wet blankets who come down on our pleasant little fires and extinguish them, with no more ruth than the rain feels when it pours on the encampment of the merry picnic party, or floods the tents of a flower show?

["Wet Blankets," in "Godey's Lady's Book and Magazine," February, 1871]

\nAll wet "in the wrong" is recorded from 1923, American English; earlier simply wet "ineffectual," and perhaps ultimately from slang meaning "drunken" (c.1700). Wet-nurse is from 1610s. The diver's wet-suit is from 1955. Wet dream is from 1851; in the same sense Middle English had ludificacioun "an erotic dream."\n\nHe knew som tyme a man of religion, þat gaff hym gretelie vnto chastitie bothe of his harte & of his body noghtwithstondyng he was tempid with grete ludificacions on þe nyght.

["Alphabet of Tales," c.1450]


Old English wætan "to wet, moisten, water; be or become wet;" see wet (adj.). From mid-15c. as "to intoxicate" (oneself). Meaning "urinate" is by 1925. Related: Wetted; wetting.


Old English wæt (see wet (adj.)).

  1. 1 Of an object, etc, covered with or impregnated with liquid. 2 Of weather or a time period, rainy. 3 Made up of liquid or moisture. 4 (context informal English) Of a person, ineffectual. 5 (context slang English) Of a woman or girl, sexually aroused. 6 (context slang of a person English) inexperienced in a task or profession; having the characteristics of a rookie. 7 (context of a scientist or laboratory English) Working with chemical or biological matter. 8 (context chemistry English) Employing, or done by means of, water or some other liquid. 9 Permitting alcoholic beverages, as during Prohibition. 10 (context fountain pens and calligraphy English) Depositing a large amount of ink from the nib or the feed. 11 (context slang archaic English) Refreshed with liquor; drunk. 12 (context of a burrito, sandwich, etc. English) Covered in a sauce. n. 1 liquid or moisture. 2 rainy weather. 3 (context British pejorative English) A moderate Conservative. 4 (context colloquial English) An alcoholic drink. 5 (cx US colloquial English) One who supports the consumption of alcohol and thus opposes Prohibition. v

  2. 1 (context transitive English) To cover or impregnate with liquid. 2 (context transitive English) To urinate accidentally in or on. 3 (context intransitive English) To become wet 4 (misspelling of whet English)

  1. n. wetness caused by water; "drops of wet gleamed on the window" [syn: moisture]

  2. [also: wetting, wetted, wettest, wetter]

  1. v. cause to become wet; "Wet your face" [ant: dry]

  2. make one's bed or clothes wet by urinating; "This eight year old boy still wets his bed"

  3. [also: wetting, wetted, wettest, wetter]

  1. adj. covered or soaked with a liquid such as water; "a wet bathing suit"; "wet sidewalks"; "wet paint"; "wet weather" [ant: dry]

  2. supporting or permitting the legal production and sale of alcoholic beverages; "a wet candidate running on a wet platform"; "a wet county" [ant: dry]

  3. producing or secreting milk; "a wet nurse"; "a wet cow"; "lactating cows" [syn: lactating] [ant: dry]

  4. consisting of or trading in alcoholic liquor; "a wet cargo"; "a wet canteen"

  5. very drunk [syn: besotted, blind drunk, blotto, crocked, cockeyed, fuddled, loaded, pie-eyed, pissed, pixilated, plastered, potty, slopped, sloshed, smashed, soaked, soused, sozzled, squiffy, stiff, tiddly, tiddley, tight, tipsy]

  6. [also: wetting, wetted, wettest, wetter]


Wet is the condition of containing liquid or being covered in liquid. Wetness is also a measure of how well a liquid sticks to a solid rather than forming a sphere on the surface. The greater the amount of surface that touches the more wet the condition.

Wet or WET may also refer to:

Wet (Snoop Dogg song)

"Wet" is the official lead single from hip-hop artist Snoop Dogg's eleventh studio album Doggumentary. The original version was produced by The Cataracs. "Wet" reached #40 on the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs, #18 on the Hot Rap Songs and #13 on the Bubbling Under Hot 100 Singles. A sequel to the song, entitled "Sweat", was released by French disc jockey David Guetta, on March 4, 2011.

Wet (magazine)

WET: The Magazine of Gourmet Bathing was a publication of the 1970s and early 80s. Founded by Leonard Koren in 1976 it ran thirty-four issues before closing in 1981. The idea for the magazine grew out of the artwork Leonard Koren was doing at the time—what he termed ‘bath art’—and followed on the heels of a party he threw at the Pico-Burnside Baths.

As Kristine McKenna, music editor for WET from 1979 until 1981, wrote: "The world wasn’t crying out for a periodical on bathing when Leonard Koren introduced Wet magazine in 1976. However, Koren had the imagination and audacity to create his own world, and that’s exactly what he did with Wet: The Magazine of Gourmet Bathing."

WET covered a range of cultural issues and was widely known for its use of graphic art. Started as a simple one-man operation that included artwork and text solicited from friends and acquaintances, the production, team, and circulation of the magazine would grow over the years. Its content also evolved to cover a wider expanse of stories that captured a Los Angeles attitude that was emerging at the same time as punk, but with its own distinct aesthetic. As design problems arose, solutions were often improvised on the spot. Its layout and design helped to catalyze the graphic styles later known as New Wave and Postmodern. In a letter he wrote on August 25, 1988, Tibor Kalman, president of M&Co. wrote that WET "is one of the most important and well-designed magazines in U.S. design history."

It's important to note that WET made household names of Laurie Anderson, David Lynch and others with its extremely well-written and enlightening interviews. It also covered the novel (at the time) aesthetic of taking care of one's body, per nutrition, such as introducing wheatgrass juice to a broader public. Stylized fashion photography brought the concept of toddlers with mohawks and a punked out version of modern Americana, transforming mindsets among its varied readers.

Throughout its production, WET continued to draw from a variety of artists and contributors. Contributing photographers included Eric Blum, Moshe Brakha, Guy Fery, Jim Ganzer, Brian Hagiwara, Brian Leatart, Jacques-Henri Latrigue, Dana Levy, Claude Mougin, Beverly Parker, Lisa Powers, Herb Ritts, Matthew Rolston, Raul Vega, Guy Webster, and Penny Wolin. WET also included artwork by Rip Georges, April Greiman, Matt Groening, Jim Heimann, Thomas Ingalls, Kim Jones, Jayme Odgers, Taki Ono, Futzie Nutzle, Gary Panter, Peter Shire, John Van Hamersveld, David Jordan Williams, Teruhiko Yumura, and Bob Zoell . The 1980s January/February edition of WET featured a photo Richard Gere by Larry Williams on its cover.

In April 2012, Leonard Koren released Making WET: The Magazine of Gourmet Bathing. Published by Imperfect Publishing, it tells the story of WET.

Wet (album)

Wet is an album released by Barbra Streisand in 1979. The album is a concept album of sorts with all the songs referring to, or expressing different interpretations of, water. Wet is also the first and the last word sung on the album.

The album was a major success for Barbra Streisand, due largely to the album's No. 1 hit single, " No More Tears (Enough Is Enough)", a duet with American disco singer Donna Summer which underwent a retitling and change of emphasis in order to qualify under the water theme.

The third track on the album, "Splish Splash," is Barbra Streisand's cover of the Bobby Darin classic, which featured background vocals by Toto lead singer Bobby Kimball.

Wet (band)

Wet is an American indie pop group from Brooklyn, New York, consisting of Kelly Zutrau, Joe Valle, and Marty Sulkow. They have released both an EP and full-length album and are currently signed to Columbia Records. Wet was called the most promising group in music by The Fader in 2015.

Wet (video game)

Wet (stylized as WET) is a 2009 third-person shooter action video game, developed by Artificial Mind and Movement and published by Bethesda Softworks for the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 video game consoles. A PlayStation Portable version was planned, but ultimately cancelled.

The game's gameplay revolves around killing opponents with both firearms and swords while engaging in acrobatic moves. In its story and setting, Wet follows heroine Rubi Malone (voiced by actress Eliza Dushku), a "problem-solver". Wets title derives from the euphemism "wet work"a messy job or task that involves one's hands becoming wet with blood.

Originally set to be published by Activision Blizzard, Bethesda Softworks eventually announced that they would become the game's publisher. The game received mixed reviews from critics. The game earned praise for its gameplay and music, and production value, but was criticized for its graphics, levels and its lack of innovation. A sequel to the game was announced in 2010, but it was ultimately cancelled.

WET (company)

WET, also known as WET Design, is a water feature design firm based in Los Angeles, California. Founded in 1983 by former Disney Imagineers Mark Fuller, Melanie Simon, and Alan Robinson, the company has designed over two hundred fountains and water features using water, fire, ice, fog, and lights. It is known for creating The Dubai Fountain, the world's largest performing fountain, along with the 8-acre (3.2 ha) Fountains of Bellagio It has designed features in over 20 countries around the world, in North America, Europe, Asia and the Middle East.

WET holds more than 60 patents pertaining to lighting, water control, and specialty fountain devices that use air compression technology. The company is a frequently cited source for the role water plays in communities other than for purely utilitarian needs. WET was also featured in and co-produced the 2013 Discovery Channel reality television show The Big Brain Theory, Pure Genius, where the winner of the show was given $50,000 and a one-year contract to work at WET.

Wet (Nicole Scherzinger song)

"Wet" is a song by American recording artist Nicole Scherzinger, taken from her debut solo studio album Killer Love (2011). The song was written by Ester Dean and Traci Hale, co-written and produced by Norwegian duo StarGate (Tor E. Hermansen and Mikkel S. Eriksen) and Sandy Vee. The song was serviced as the fourth single from the album to British radio stations on August 28, 2011, by Polydor Records, while in Australia it was released in the following month.

The dance-pop and pop song speak of Scherzinger singing that "her body is aching for a man's touch". It received generally positive reviews from music critics. The song received moderate commercial success where it peaked at number twenty-one on the UK Singles Chart, in addition to peaking at number ten on the Irish Singles Chart, where it also became one of her highest charting releases. The accompanying music video for "Wet" was directed by Justin Francis. It was generally received by critics which favored Scherzinger's intricate choreography.

Usage examples of "wet".

I twisted the descendeur and abseiled down for what had to be the last time, wet blisters rising and bursting on my ungloved hand.

He had known almost from the time he left her that he would never truly be able to forget Holly, and after less than six months away from her he had ached so intensely for her that he had often woken up in the night with his face wet with tears and the echoes of her name still resounding through his mind as he called despairingly for her.

On February 5th the line was advancing, and on the 6th it was known that De Wet was actually within the angle, the mouth of which was spanned by the British line.

Nichols - the names written in the wet cement when the pavement was new long ago, the great ailanthus tree in the schoolyard, the weatherbeaten gargoyles over the doorway of the building across the street.

Had there been a light in her belly, dim briny light in that pillowing womb, dusk enough to light a page, bacterial smear of light, an amniotic gleam that I could taste, old, deep, wet and warm?

Hence, none of the Ampersand group who arrived at the submarine school in the second week of January needed any introduction to flippers, masks, wet suits, dry suits, or underwater breathing apparatus.

Add 1 large can of tomatoes, 2 more ancho chilies that have been soaked in warm water, and enough chicken stock to make the whole mixture very wet.

Inside the wet tissues of the body, the two chemicals react, and they precipitate hydroxyl apatite, a tough, rigid, natural constituent of actual human bone.

Cave-maker, Wu thought, hearing the same sound, thinking the stream might be traveling upward, carving out an embryonic cave, a living structure with a cycle that ends in death, wondering how much trouble it would be to order a rubber dinghy, neoprene wet suit, aqualung and waterproof spotlight, dismissing the idea on the grounds he would not be here long enough to see it through.

All around and above them, wet and dripping, the walls were encrusted with aragonite crystals that glittered as Le Cagot moved the flare back and forth.

It is curious how arbutus, which never grows in wet places, yet seems to like the neighborhood of water.

They slid along the structure like droplets of water along the wires of a wet birdcage, and passed over and through each other like waves, whether they met moving about the armature or sailing through the space inside.

She looked around the interior of the room again as Ashe laid a fire with the wet branches he had found behind the hut.

The sample is taken wet as it arrives at the smelting house, and is assayed direct.

The dry assayers who do this are in most cases helped, and sometimes, perhaps, controlled, by wet assays made for one or both of the parties in the transaction.