Drouth

Part of speech: noun

Long continued dry weather; want of rain; dearth; thirst.

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Usage examples "drouth":

  1. The drouth killed his first crop, and the winter caught him in debt. - "The Desired Woman", Will N. Harben.
  2. The only right way for pardners to come, is to come down free gifts from above, free as the sun, or the showers- that fall down in a drouth- and perfectly unbeknown, like them. - "Sweet Cicely Or Josiah Allen as a Politician", Josiah Allen's Wife (Marietta Holley).
  3. " Have a drink of water," suggested Paul, who had already adopted this care for drouth, with satisfactory results. - "The Fortunate Youth", William J. Locke.