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Dry Lodgings

Sleeping accommodation without board. Gentlemen who take their meals at clubs live in dry lodgings.

“Dry Lodginge of seven weeks, £0 4s. 1d.” —Sir W. Scott: Old Mortality (Intr. Rob. Patterson deb. to Margaret Chrystale).

Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894
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