Definition of Dryasdust

1. Noun. A dull, boring or pedantic speaker or writer ¹



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Definition of Dryasdust

1. [n -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Dryasdust

dry up
dry vermouth
dry vomiting
dry wall
dry walling
dry wash
dry weight
dryable
dryad
dryades
dryadic
dryads
dryandra
dryandras
dryas
dryasdust (current term)
dryasdusts
drybag
drybags
drybeat
drybeaten
drybeats
dryclean
drycleaned
drycleaner
drycleaners
drycleaning
drycleans
drydock
drydocked

Literary usage of Dryasdust

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1. The Works of Thomas Carlyle by Thomas Carlyle, Henry Duff Traill (1897)
"INTRODUCTION CHAPTER I ANTI-dryasdust WHAT and how great are the interests which connect themselves with the hope that England may yet attain to some ..."

2. A Series of Letters from London Written During the Years 1856, '57, '58, '59 by George Mifflin Dallas, Julia Dallas (1869)
"... shrink from the sarcasm of Carlyle, who, in his Life of Frederick the Great, calls all antiquaries by Scott's descriptive cognomen, dryasdust. ..."

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