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SUL'TRY, adjective

1. Very hot, burning and oppressive; as Libya's sultry deserts.

2. Very hot and moist, or hot, close, stagnant and unelastic; as air or the atmosphere. A sultry air is usually enfeebling and oppressive to the human body.

Such as born beneath the burning sky

And sultry sun, betwixt the tropics lie.