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Droughty   Listen
adjective
Droughty  adj.  
1.
Characterized by drought; wanting rain; arid; adust. "Droughty and parched countries."
2.
Dry; thirsty; wanting drink. "Thy droughty throat."






Collaborative International Dictionary of English 0.48








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"Droughty" Quotes from Famous Books



... centre, and strange ribald men came out of the bush at intervals to 'melt' their savings at the Drovers' Arms. The Yarraman sale-yards for cattle and sheep were near Waddy too, and brought dusty drovers and droughty stockmen in crowds to the town ship every Tuesday. These men were indiscreet and indiscriminate drinkers, and often a vagrant was left behind to finish a spree that surrounded him with unheard-of reptiles and strange kaleidoscopic animals unknown to the zoologist. It must ...
— The Gold-Stealers - A Story of Waddy • Edward Dyson

... day is rare and does not necessarily signify rain. Usually the clouds are of the cumulus variety and roll leisurely by in billowy masses. Being in a droughty land the clouds always attract attention viewed either from an artistic or utilitarian standpoint. When out on parade they float lazily across the sky, casting their moving shadows below. The figures resemble a mammoth ...
— Arizona Sketches • Joseph A. Munk

... some dozen blacks going in the same direction. This they followed for a few miles, and returned long after dark, guided by a blazing bank of spinifex; very worn and thirsty they were too, for tramping about in sand and ashes is a most droughty job. ...
— Spinifex and Sand - Five Years' Pioneering and Exploration in Western Australia • David W Carnegie



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