Definition of Dryasdusts

1. Noun. (plural of dryasdust) ¹



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Definition of Dryasdusts

1. dryasdust [n] - See also: dryasdust

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Dryasdusts

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

Literary usage of Dryasdusts

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1. An Explanatory and Pronouncing Dictionary of the Noted Names of Fiction by William Adolphus Wheeler (1872)
"There was a Shandean library at Skelton that would have captivated the most ascetic oí dryasdusts. Percy Fitzgerald. Truth is, the Prussian Dryasdust, ..."

2. Civil Engineer and Architect's Journal (1847)
"... although he might not worship it with all the fervour of the black-letter Dr. dryasdusts, may be proved by his able restoration of the ancient church of ..."

3. The Golden Bough: A Study in Magic and Religion by James George Frazer (1900)
"that the supposed annual custom never existed except in the brains of Roman dryasdusts. » See Livy and Festus, ..."

4. Publishers Weekly by Publishers' Board of Trade (U.S.), Book Trade Association of Philadelphia, American Book Trade Union, Am. Book Trade Association, R.R. Bowker Company (1890)
"It will astonish the dryasdusts, and 400 of the natives," says Chatter. " The poems cover time and space, from Carthage and Babylon ..."

5. Dictionary of National Biography by LESLIE. STEPHEN (1899)
"... the dryasdusts of his time, who,blinded by their own contrapuntal orthodoxy, could not discern the deep poetic feeling, the devotional utterance, ..."

6. American Anthropologist by American Anthropological Association, American Ethnological Society (1892)
"Let us not forget our obligations to the commentating dryasdusts who, from the thirteenth to the eighteenth centuries, groped and rummaged in the ashes of ..."

7. Proceedings by Royal Geographical Society (Great Britain), Norton Shaw, Francis Galton, William Spottiswoode, Clements Robert Markham, Henry Walter Bates, John Scott Keltie (1886)
"In mediaeval history it flashed out again into temporary notice, and then its very existence was ignored by the dryasdusts who construct orography in their ..."

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