Drawfiling to Dredge
(Draw"fil`ing) n. The process of smooth filing by working the file sidewise instead of lengthwise.
1. A harness for draught horses.
2. (Railroad) The means or parts by which cars are connected to be drawn.
(Draw"gloves`) n. pl. An old game, played by holding up the fingers. Herrick.
(Draw"head`) n. (Railroad) The flanged outer end of a drawbar; also, a name applied to the
1. The act of pulling, or attracting.
2. The act or the art of representing any object by means of lines and shades; especially, such a representation
when in one color, or in tints used not to represent the colors of natural objects, but for effect only, and
produced with hard material such as pencil, chalk, etc.; delineation; also, the figure or representation drawn.
3. The process of stretching or spreading metals as by hammering, or, as in forming wire from rods or
tubes and cups from sheet metal, by pulling them through dies.
4. (Textile Manuf.) The process of pulling out and elongating the sliver from the carding machine, by
revolving rollers, to prepare it for spinning.
5. The distribution of prizes and blanks in a lottery.
Drawing is used adjectively or as the first part of compounds in the sense of pertaining to drawing,
for drawing (in the sense of pulling, and of pictorial representation); as, drawing master or drawing-
master, drawing knife or drawing-knife, drawing machine, drawing board, drawing paper, drawing
pen, drawing pencil, etc.
A drawing of tea, a small portion of tea for steeping. Drawing knife. See in the Vocabulary.
Drawing paper (Fine Arts), a thick, sized paper for draughtsman and for water- color painting.
Drawing slate, a soft, slaty substance used in crayon drawing; called also black chalk, or drawing
chalk. Free-hand drawing, a style of drawing made without the use of guiding or measuring instruments,
as distinguished from mechanical or geometrical drawing; also, a drawing thus executed.
(Draw"ing knife" Draw"knife`) , n.
1. A joiner's tool having a blade with a handle at each end, used to shave off surfaces, by drawing it
toward one; a shave; called also drawshave, and drawing shave.
2. (Carp.) A tool used for the purpose of making an incision along the path a saw is to follow, to prevent
it from tearing the surface of the wood.
(Draw"ing-room`) n. [Abbrev. fr. withdraw-ing-room.]
1. A room appropriated for the reception of company; a room to which company withdraws from the
2. The company assembled in such a room; also, a reception of company in it; as, to hold a drawing-
He [Johnson] would amaze a drawing-room by suddenly ejaculating a clause of the Lord's Prayer.Macaulay.