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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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I watched him wave his line over the dry field the following morning.
Because this species rarely occurs in cultivated habitats, prairie voles must have been abundant in the dry fields present between the agricultural lands when the area was cultivated, and rapidly spread when these areas were converted from open lands back to fields and wetlands.
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.
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.
They'd never heard of the Mississippi Delta or the dry field hunting in the Dakotas or any other place that harbored swarms of ducks and geese.
78 000 m2 dry field indskyllede sediments - divided into four sub-areas of clean earth dams - must be stabilized and decommissioned as approved port depot.
Plus, you can reduce diesel transportation costs and potential liability because the engine can run on a much greater variation of readily available fuel sources, using everything from dry field gas to pipeline gas, including LNG and propane," added Fred Stow, director of sales for WPI.
A sunny sky, light breeze and dry field were everything the Ducks and the 323 spectators could ask for.