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1. Containing little or no moisture; not wet.
2. A colloquial term for dehydrated.
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Q. What Causes Dry Eyes? I have been suffering from eye dryness lately, what causes this situation?

A. Dry eyes are often caused when the lacrimal gland does not produce sufficient tears to keep the entire conjunctiva and cornea, that are normally covered by a complete layer of tear film. This usually occurs in people who are otherwise healthy. Increased age is associated with decreased tearing. if it causes you real discomfort talk to a doctor.

Q. what can i do about dry eyes?

A. i suggest treating it symptomatically with visine in the meantime

Q. My contact lenses get very dry and it hurts. any suggestions?

A. Dry contact may signal they should be replaced with new ones, and pain may result from damage to the lenses (e.g. torn lens- VERY VERY hurts). However, as much as I would like to help you, it's just impossible to give you the correct diagnosis over the net without even looking at your eyes. So if you feel any problems with your eyes, ophthalmologist (eye doctor would be the answer).

Meanwhile, you may read more here:http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/eyewear.html

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Find more at www.lovepork.co.uk/campaigns/pulled-pork-tom-kerridge INGREDIENTS 1 onion, diced 550ml dry cider 3 Granny Smith apples, peeled and diced 1tsp English mustard 200ml chicken stock 400g pulled pork (follow Perfect Pulled Pork recipe to prepare this) 1tbsp brown sauce 1tsp sage 2tbsp chopped dried apple 200g caul fat (available from the butcher) For the pastry: 125g wholemeal flour 125g bread flour 50g semolina Pinch of mustard powder 90ml water 75g lard Egg yolks to glaze 1tsp picked thyme Pinch of sea salt For the clotted cream mash: 100g double cream 30g butter 300g dry mashed potatoes METHOD FRY the onion until soft, then add the cider, all the apples, mustard and stock.