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dry field

A colloquial term for a bloodless surgical field in which the surgeon's vision is not obscured.
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dry field,

n the isolation of a surgical or operating field from body fluids such as saliva and blood. A dry field is essential in the placement of some enamel sealants and restorative fillings.
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2) That prices are important is supported by the fact that lentil and dry field pea had the highest farm values among specialty crops over the period 1981-2000, and they did increase in area the most rapidly of the specialty crops (Figure 1).
RAPCO) is now looking for Illinois farmers who want to participate in the program by planting crops of dry field peas.
One of the most daunting tasks for Orthodontists during the bonding procedures is the strict maintenance of a dry field, which is often very difficult.
Until today, there are rice varieties which are used in both wet and dry fields, as seen in India, Laos, Thailand, China, and Japan (Watabe 1983: 213-15, 1993: 62-7, 72-4), and also, as we shall see, in East Kalimantan.
He'll wait out here in the peace, concentrate on the mocking bird and the mourning doves, on the scraping of grasshoppers in the dry field across the narrow dirt road.
Utah Governor Mike Leavitt warned, however, that among city, state, and business leaders there is a build-up of resentment against federal environmental mandates that is so powerful that "it's like a dry field ready to be set off.
About Kixor herbicide technology Kixor herbicide technology is labeled for use on a wide range of crops, including corn, fallow, grain sorghum, soybeans, cereals, cotton, chickpeas, dry field peas, sunflower, citrus, pome fruit and nut trees.
Running decoy spreads from loafing water up into a dry field is an effective way to hunt, as the birds walk out of the wetland to feed.
Wild Carrot, Queen Anne's Lace; Dry field along NW edge of wetlands; Rare; C = 0; BSUH 13757.
He had a clean dry field on the other side of the lane so he rang Defra and asked if he could move them the few yards to the clean field.
Further selections were made on the basis of grain yield in tests conducted under well-irrigated field conditions at UCR in 1979 and well-irrigated and dry field conditions at UCR in 1980 and 1981.
This class also includes units mainly engaged in growing oilseeds, peanuts, lupins, dry field peas or beans.