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 for dry run
From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  dry run
      n 1: a practice session in preparation for a public performance
           (as of a play or speech or concert); "he missed too many
           rehearsals"; "a rehearsal will be held the day before the
           wedding" [syn: rehearsal, dry run]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  48 Moby Thesaurus words for "dry run":
     Gedankenexperiment, action, air cover, air raid, air support,
     amphibious operations, audition, bench test, bombing,
     combined operations, cover, flight test, fluid operations, hearing,
     logistics, maneuver, maneuvers, military operations, milk run,
     minor operations, mission, movement, operation, operations,
     overseas operations, pilot plan, practical test, practice,
     reconnaissance, reconnaissance mission, rehearsal, road test,
     scramble, shakedown, shakedown cruise, shuttle raid, sortie,
     staff work, strafing, test flight, test run, training mission,
     trial run, tryout, umbrella, war game, war plans, workout
  
  

From The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing (30 December 2018) :

  dry run
  
      To execute a program by hand, writing values of
     variables and other run-time data on paper, in order to check
     its operation and control flow or to track down a bug (as
     part of debugging).  A dry run is an extreme form of desk
     check or code review and is practical only for fairly
     simple programs, small amounts of data and simple external
     interfaces.  It was often performed off-line using a
     hardcopy of the source code.
  
     Dry runs were common practice in the days when access to
     computers was limited but the availability of screen editors
     and fast compilers makes debugging by printf a more
     productive method in most cases.  Sophisticated debuggers
     that allow you to get the computer to step through your source
     code line by line and show values of variables make even this
     unnecessary.
  
     (2006-11-27)
  

From U.S. Gazetteer Places (2000) :

  Dry Run, OH -- U.S. Census Designated Place in Ohio
     Population (2000):    6553
     Housing Units (2000): 2118
     Land area (2000):     4.754303 sq. miles (12.313589 sq. km)
     Water area (2000):    0.000000 sq. miles (0.000000 sq. km)
     Total area (2000):    4.754303 sq. miles (12.313589 sq. km)
     FIPS code:            22674
     Located within:       Ohio (OH), FIPS 39
     Location:             39.104361 N, 84.330595 W
     ZIP Codes (1990):    
     Note: some ZIP codes may be omitted esp. for suburbs.
     Headwords:
      Dry Run, OH
      Dry Run
  

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