Meaning: an appliance that removes moisture
desiccant, drying_agent, drier, siccative
Meaning: a substance that promotes drying (e.g., calcium oxide absorbs water and is used to remove moisture)
One day this drier got blocked, and the ore would not run down.
"In my experimental plant for concentrating iron ore in the northern part of New Jersey, we had a vertical drier, a column about nine feet square and eighty feet high.
The shape of the dome was Italian, and it should have stood in an Italian landscape, drier indeed than that to which Northerners are accustomed, but still surrounded by trees, and with a distance that could render things lightly blue.