Casting of draperies. See under Casting.

The casting of draperies . . . is one of the most important of an artist's studies.

(Dra"pet) n. [Dim. of drap.] Cloth. [Obs.] Spenser.

(Dras"tic) a. [Gr. fr. to do, act: cf. F. drastique. See Drama.] (Med.) Acting rapidly and violently; efficacious; powerful; — opposed to bland; as, drastic purgatives.n. (Med.) A violent purgative. See Cathartic.

(Dras"ty) a. [AS. dærstan, dresten, dregs.] Filthy; worthless. [Obs.] "Drasty ryming." Chaucer.

(Draugh) n. See Draft. [Obs.]

(Draught) n. [The same as draft, the spelling with gh indicating an older pronunciation. See Draft, n., Draw.]

1. The act of drawing or pulling; as: (a) The act of moving loads by drawing, as by beasts of burden, and the like.

A general custom of using oxen for all sort of draught would be, perhaps, the greatest improvement.
Sir W. Temple.

(b) The drawing of a bowstring. [Obs.]

She sent an arrow forth with mighty draught.

(c) Act of drawing a net; a sweeping the water for fish.

Upon the draught of a pond, not one fish was left.
Sir M. Hale.

(d) The act of drawing liquor into the mouth and throat; the act of drinking.

In his hands he took the goblet, but a while the draught forbore.

(e) A sudden attack or drawing upon an enemy. [Obs.]

By drawing sudden draughts upon the enemy when he looketh not for you.

(f) (Mil.) The act of selecting or detaching soldiers; a draft (see Draft, n., 2) (g) The act of drawing up, marking out, or delineating; representation. Dryden.

2. That which is drawn; as: (a) That which is taken by sweeping with a net.

Launch out into the deep, and let down your nets for a draught.
Luke v. 4.

He laid down his pipe, and cast his net, which brought him a very great draught.

3. A textile fabric used for decorative purposes, especially when hung loosely and in folds carefully disturbed; as: (a) Garments or vestments of this character worn upon the body, or shown in the representations of the human figure in art. (b) Hangings of a room or hall, or about a bed.

Like one that wraps the drapery of his couch
About him, and lies down to pleasant dreams.

All the decent drapery of life is to be rudely torn off.

  By PanEris using Melati.

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