See also:act or
See also:action of
See also:drawing, extending, pulling, &c . It is thus applied to animals used for drawing vehicles or loads, "
See also:draught oxen," &c., to the quantity of
See also:fish taken by one "
See also:drag " of a
See also:net, to a quantity of liquid taken or "
See also:drawn in " to the mouth, and to a current of air in a
See also:chimney, a
See also:room or other confined space . In furnaces the " draught" is "natural " when not increased artificially, or " forced " when increased by
See also:mechanical methods (see
See also:BOILER) . The
See also:water a
See also:ship " draws," or her " draught," is the
See also:depth to which she sinks in the water as measured from her
See also:keel . The word was formerly used of a " move" in
See also:chess or similar
See also:games, and is thus, in the plural, the general
See also:English name of the
See also:game known also as "
See also:checkers " (see
See also:DRAUGHTS) . The spelling " draft " is generally employed in the following usages . It is a
See also:term for a written
See also:order "drawn on " a banker or other holder of funds for the payment of
See also:money to .a third
See also:person; thus a
See also:cheque (q.v.) is a draft . A
See also:form of draft is a " banker's draft," an instruction by one
See also:bank to another bank, or to a branch of the bank making the instruction, to pay a sum of money to the order of a certain specified person . Other meanings of " draft " are an outline, plan or
See also:sketch, or a preliminary drawing up of an instrument, measure, document, &c., which, after alteration and amendment, will be embodied in a final or formal shape; an
See also:allowance made by merchants or importers to those who sell by
See also:retail, to make up a loss incurred in weighing or measuring; and a detachment or
See also:body of troops " drawn off " for a specific purpose, usually a reinforcement from the
See also:depot or reserve units to those abroad or in the
See also:field . For the use of the term " draft " or " draught " in
See also:masonry and architecture see DRAFTED MASONRY .
JOHN WILLIAM DRAPER (1811-1882)
DRAUGHTS (from AS. dragan, to draw)
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