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draught


  5  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Angle  \An"gle\  ([a^][ng]"g'l),  n.  [F.  angle,  L.  angulus  angle, 
  corner;  akin  to  uncus  hook,  Gr  'agky`los  bent,  crooked, 
  angular,  'a`gkos  a  bend  or  hollow,  AS  angel  hook,  fish-hook, 
  G.  angel,  and  F.  anchor.] 
  1.  The  inclosed  space  near  the  point  where  two  lines  meet  a 
  corner;  a  nook. 
 
  Into  the  utmost  angle  of  the  world.  --Spenser. 
 
  To  search  the  tenderest  angles  of  the  heart. 
  --Milton. 
 
  2.  (Geom.) 
  a  The  figure  made  by  two  lines  which  meet 
  b  The  difference  of  direction  of  two  lines.  In  the  lines 
  meet  the  point  of  meeting  is  the  vertex  of  the  angle. 
 
  3.  A  projecting  or  sharp  corner;  an  angular  fragment. 
 
  Though  but  an  angle  reached  him  of  the  stone. 
  --Dryden. 
 
  4.  (Astrol.)  A  name  given  to  four  of  the  twelve  astrological 
  ``houses.''  [Obs.]  --Chaucer. 
 
  5.  [AS.  angel.]  A  fishhook;  tackle  for  catching  fish, 
  consisting  of  a  line  hook,  and  bait,  with  or  without  a 
  rod. 
 
  Give  me  mine  angle:  we  'll  to  the  river  there 
  --Shak. 
 
  A  fisher  next  his  trembling  angle  bears.  --Pope. 
 
  {Acute  angle},  one  less  than  a  right  angle,  or  less  than 
  90[deg]. 
 
  {Adjacent}  or  {Contiguous  angles},  such  as  have  one  leg 
  common  to  both  angles. 
 
  {Alternate  angles}.  See  {Alternate}. 
 
  {Angle  bar}. 
  a  (Carp.)  An  upright  bar  at  the  angle  where  two  faces  of 
  a  polygonal  or  bay  window  meet  --Knight. 
  b  (Mach.)  Same  as  {Angle  iron}. 
 
  {Angle  bead}  (Arch.),  a  bead  worked  on  or  fixed  to  the  angle 
  of  any  architectural  work  esp.  for  protecting  an  angle  of 
  a  wall. 
 
  {Angle  brace},  {Angle  tie}  (Carp.),  a  brace  across  an 
  interior  angle  of  a  wooden  frame,  forming  the  hypothenuse 
  and  securing  the  two  side  pieces  together.  --Knight. 
 
  {Angle  iron}  (Mach.),  a  rolled  bar  or  plate  of  iron  having 
  one  or  more  angles,  used  for  forming  the  corners,  or 
  connecting  or  sustaining  the  sides  of  an  iron  structure  to 
  which  it  is  riveted. 
 
  {Angle  leaf}  (Arch.),  a  detail  in  the  form  of  a  leaf,  more  or 
  less  conventionalized,  used  to  decorate  and  sometimes  to 
  strengthen  an  angle. 
 
  {Angle  meter},  an  instrument  for  measuring  angles,  esp.  for 
  ascertaining  the  dip  of  strata. 
 
  {Angle  shaft}  (Arch.),  an  enriched  angle  bead,  often  having  a 
  capital  or  base,  or  both 
 
  {Curvilineal  angle},  one  formed  by  two  curved  lines. 
 
  {External  angles},  angles  formed  by  the  sides  of  any 
  right-lined  figure,  when  the  sides  are  produced  or 
  lengthened. 
 
  {Facial  angle}.  See  under  {Facial}. 
 
  {Internal  angles},  those  which  are  within  any  right-lined 
  figure. 
 
  {Mixtilineal  angle},  one  formed  by  a  right  line  with  a  curved 
  line 
 
  {Oblique  angle},  one  acute  or  obtuse,  in  opposition  to  a 
  right  angle. 
 
  {Obtuse  angle},  one  greater  than  a  right  angle,  or  more  than 
  90[deg]. 
 
  {Optic  angle}.  See  under  {Optic}. 
 
  {Rectilineal}  or  {Right-lined  angle},  one  formed  by  two  right 
  lines. 
 
  {Right  angle},  one  formed  by  a  right  line  falling  on  another 
  perpendicularly,  or  an  angle  of  90[deg]  (measured  by  a 
  quarter  circle). 
 
  {Solid  angle},  the  figure  formed  by  the  meeting  of  three  or 
  more  plane  angles  at  one  point. 
 
  {Spherical  angle},  one  made  by  the  meeting  of  two  arcs  of 
  great  circles,  which  mutually  cut  one  another  on  the 
  surface  of  a  globe  or  sphere. 
 
  {Visual  angle},  the  angle  formed  by  two  rays  of  light,  or  two 
  straight  lines  drawn  from  the  extreme  points  of  an  object 
  to  the  center  of  the  eye. 
 
  {For  Angles  of  commutation},  {draught},  {incidence}, 
  {reflection},  {refraction},  {position},  {repose},  {fraction}, 
  see  {Commutation},  {Draught},  {Incidence},  {Reflection}, 
  {Refraction},  etc 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Draught  \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. 
  --Spenser. 
  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.  --Trench. 
  e  A  sudden  attack  or  drawing  upon  an  enemy.  [Obs.] 
 
  By  drawing  sudden  draughts  upon  the  enemy  when 
  he  looketh  not  for  you  --Spenser. 
  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.  --L'Estrange. 
  b  (Mil.)  The  force  drawn;  a  detachment;  --  in  this  sense 
  usually  written  draft. 
  c  The  quantity  drawn  in  at  once  in  drinking;  a  potion  or 
  potation. 
 
  Disguise  thyself  as  thou  wilt,  still  Slavery,  . 
  .  .  still  thou  art  a  bitter  draught.  --Sterne. 
 
  Low  lies  that  house  where  nut-brown  draughts 
  inspired.  --Goldsmith. 
  d  A  sketch,  outline,  or  representation,  whether  written, 
  designed,  or  drawn;  a  delineation. 
 
  A  draught  of  a  Toleration  Act  was  offered  to  the 
  Parliament  by  a  private  member.  --Macaulay. 
 
  No  picture  or  draught  of  these  things  from  the 
  report  of  the  eye.  --South. 
  e  (Com.)  An  order  for  the  payment  of  money;  --  in  this 
  sense  almost  always  written  draft. 
  f  A  current  of  air  moving  through  an  inclosed  place  as 
  through  a  room  or  up  a  chimney.  --Thackeray. 
 
  He  preferred  to  go  and  sit  upon  the  stairs,  in  . 
  .  .  a  strong  draught  of  air,  until  he  was  again 
  sent  for  --Dickens. 
 
  3.  That  which  draws;  as: 
  a  A  team  of  oxen  or  horses.  --Blackstone. 
  b  A  sink  or  drain;  a  privy.  --Shak.  --Matt.  xv  17. 
  c  pl  (Med.)  A  mild  vesicatory;  a  sinapism;  as  to  apply 
  draughts  to  the  feet. 
 
  4.  Capacity  of  being  drawn;  force  necessary  to  draw; 
  traction. 
 
  The  Hertfordshire  wheel  plow  .  .  .  is  of  the  easiest 
  draught.  --Mortimer. 
 
  5.  (Naut.)  The  depth  of  water  necessary  to  float  a  ship,  or 
  the  depth  a  ship  sinks  in  water,  especially  when  laden; 
  as  a  ship  of  twelve  feet  draught. 
 
  6.  (Com.)  An  allowance  on  weighable  goods.  [Eng.]  See 
  {Draft},  4. 
 
  7.  A  move  as  at  chess  or  checkers.  [Obs.]  --Chaucer. 
 
  8.  The  bevel  given  to  the  pattern  for  a  casting,  in  order 
  that  it  may  be  drawn  from  the  sand  without  injury  to  the 
  mold. 
 
  9.  (Masonry)  See  {Draft},  n.,  7. 
 
  {Angle  of  draught},  the  angle  made  with  the  plane  over  which 
  a  body  is  drawn  by  the  line  in  which  the  pulling  force 
  acts  when  the  latter  has  the  direction  best  adapted  to 
  overcome  the  obstacles  of  friction  and  the  weight  of  the 
  body. 
 
  {Black  draught}.  See  under  {Black},  a. 
 
  {Blast  draught},  or  {Forced  draught},  the  draught  produced  by 
  a  blower,  as  by  blowing  in  air  beneath  a  fire  or  drawing 
  out  the  gases  from  above  it 
 
  {Natural  draught},  the  draught  produced  by  the  atmosphere 
  flowing,  by  its  own  weight,  into  a  chimney  wherein  the  air 
  is  rarefied  by  heat. 
 
  {On  draught},  so  as  to  be  drawn  from  the  wood  (as  a  cask, 
  barrel,  etc.)  in  distinction  from  being  bottled;  as  ale 
  on  draught. 
 
  {Sheer  draught}.  See  under  {Sheer}. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Draught  \Draught\,  a. 
  1.  Used  for  drawing  vehicles,  loads,  etc.;  as  a  draught 
  beast;  draught  hooks. 
 
  2.  Relating  to  or  characterized  by  a  draft,  or  current  of 
  air. 
 
  3.  Used  in  making  drawings;  as  draught  compasses. 
 
  4.  Drawn  directly  from  the  barrel,  or  other  receptacle,  in 
  distinction  from  bottled;  on  draught;  --  said  of  ale, 
  cider,  and  the  like 
 
  Note:  This  word  especially  in  the  first  and  second  meanings, 
  is  often  written  draft,  a  spelling  which  is  approved  by 
  many  authorities. 
 
  {Draught  box}.  See  {Draught  tube},  below. 
 
  {Draught  engine}  (Mining),  an  engine  used  for  pumping, 
  raising  heavy  weights,  and  the  like 
 
  {Draught  hook}  (Mil.),  one  of  the  hooks  on  a  cannon  carriage, 
  used  in  drawing  the  gun  backward  and  forward. 
 
  {Draught  horse},  a  horse  employed  in  drawing  loads,  plowing, 
  etc.,  as  distinguished  from  a  saddle  horse  or  carriage 
  horse. 
 
  {Draught  net},  a  seine  or  hauling  net. 
 
  {Draught  ox},  an  ox  employed  in  hauling  loads,  plowing,  etc 
 
 
  {Draught  tube}  (Water  Wheels),  an  air-tight  pipe  extending 
  downward  into  the  tailrace  from  a  turbine  wheel  located 
  above  it  to  make  the  whole  fall  available;  --  called  also 
  {draught  box}. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Draught  \Draught\  (dr[.a]ft),  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Draughted}; 
  p.  pr  &  vb  n.  {Draughting}.] 
  1.  To  draw  out  to  call  forth.  See  {Draft}.  --Addison. 
 
  2.  To  diminish  or  exhaust  by  drawing.  [R.] 
 
  The  Parliament  so  often  draughted  and  drained.  --Sir 
  W.  Scott. 
 
  3.  To  draw  in  outline;  to  make  a  draught,  sketch,  or  plan  of 
  as  in  architectural  and  mechanical  drawing. 
 
  {Draughting  room},  a  room  draughtsmen  to  work  in  and  where 
  plans  are  kept. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  draught 
  n  1:  a  serving  of  drink  (usually  alcoholic)  [syn:  {draft},  {potation}, 
  {tipple}] 
  2:  a  large  and  hurried  swallow;  "he  finished  it  at  a  single 
  gulp"  [syn:  {gulp},  {draft},  {swig}] 
  3:  a  current  of  air  (usually  coming  into  a  room  or  vehicle) 
  [syn:  {draft},  {air  current}] 
  4:  a  dose  of  liquid  medicine;  "he  took  a  sleeping  draft"  [syn: 
  {draft}] 
  5:  the  act  of  moving  a  load  by  drawing  or  pulling  [syn:  {draft}, 
  {drawing}] 
  v  :  make  a  blueprint  of  [syn:  {blueprint},  {draft}] 




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