Dry: a state of sharpness, hardness and brittleness that is softened by water yet does not sharpen it in turn. It is used by men, for wit, and by plants for duration. It is thus one of the physical forms of time, as are water and fire but never all three at once. Dryness is attractive to both water and fire, yet water does not attract dryness, while fire produces it, even if it is the fire of the sun. In other words, dryness is created by fire.
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