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Draw on

Definitions

  • black and white drawing of two thushes on branch
    black and white drawing of two thushes on branch
  • Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Draw on to approach (of a fixed date)
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Quotations

  • Thom Gunn
    Thom Gunn
    “My thoughts are crowded with death and it draws so oddly on the sexual that I am confused to be attracted by, in effect, my own annihilation.”
  • Sir Thomas Browne
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    “Let age, not envy, draw wrinkles on thy cheeks.”
  • Source Unknown
    Source Unknown
    “Friendship is like a bank account. You can't continue to draw on it without making deposits.”
  • Alexander Pope
    Alexander%20Pope
    “Fix'd like a plan on his peculiar spot, to draw nutrition, propagate, and rot.”
  • William Morris Hunt
    William Morris Hunt
    “You can always draw as well as you know how to. I flatter myself that I feel more than I express on canvas; but I know that is not so.”
  • Robert Benchley
    Robert Benchley
    “Drawing on my fine command of the language, I said nothing.”

Idioms

Draw a bead on - To draw a bead on is to aim a gun at something and can be used to mean to focus on or aim at someting as a goal..
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Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
A later form of Drag.

Usage

In literature:

Then draw the next streets, and keep on until you have drawn the street on which your home stands.
"Where We Live" by Emilie Van Beil Jacobs
We sat quiet, knowing that night was drawing on, when our last effort for escape must be made.
"Yr Ynys Unyg" by Julia de Winton
She appears lifeless, and the first sight of her draws anxious exclamations from those standing on the steamer.
"The Death Shot" by Mayne Reid
To make a drawing for an engraver in wood it would be drawn directly on the face of the box-wood block, on which it is to be engraved.
"Mechanical Drawing Self-Taught" by Joshua Rose
Night was drawing on.
"In the Wilds of Africa" by W.H.G. Kingston
Five pencil drawings on one card.
"The Samuel Butler Collection at Saint John's College Cambridge" by Henry Festing Jones
When dry, draw lines on these with ink.
"Woodland Tales" by Ernest Seton-Thompson
Merely lit the fire in the drawing-room; and not only lit it, but piled coals on it.
"Eliza" by Barry Pain
In the drawing-room, Uncle Alfred sat on one side of the hearth and Miriam on the other.
"Moor Fires" by E. H. (Emily Hilda) Young
The arm chair, the picture and drawing of which is given herewith is a companion piece to the rocker described on another page.
"Mission Furniture" by H. H. Windsor
On the day on which Mr Rubb was announced in the drawing-room, the aunt and niece were sitting together.
"Miss Mackenzie" by Anthony Trollope
On October 14 the "Drawing" started.
"Land of the Burnt Thigh" by Edith Eudora Kohl
There was something in this sound on the wall which drew an involuntary exclamation from me as the jar of forceps draws a tooth.
"The Blue Wall" by Richard Washburn Child
He was ever conscious of self-defence on her side, of pained drawing back on his.
"Robert Elsmere" by Mrs. Humphry Ward
To make things sure, we must drop on them before they can draw their weapons.
"The Flag of Distress" by Mayne Reid
Hayden was soon to realize this, for on arriving at her home on Wednesday he was shown to a drawing-room large in size but crowded with furniture.
"The Silver Butterfly" by Mrs. Wilson Woodrow
By this time they were in the drawing-room, and the mother was seated on a sofa, with one of her girls on each side of her.
"The Bertrams" by Anthony Trollope
Map drawing on a horizontal surface is best for the first year or two.
"Ontario Teachers' Manuals: Nature Study" by Ontario Ministry of Education
He paused in the act of drawing on a boot.
"The Belovéd Vagabond" by William J. Locke
They could draw on the capital if need be later on.
"The Rainbow" by D. H. (David Herbert) Lawrence
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In poetry:

Evening draws over all,
Grass and flowers and sky,
And one rich bird prolongs the sweet
Of day on the edge of dark.
"Listening" by John Freeman
The Bible fills the mighty world,
The end is drawing nigh,
When, earth in burning fragments hurl'd,
The soul shall rise on high.
"The Millennium" by James Avis Bartley
Voices sweet of summer hours,
Spring's soft whispers murmur by;
Feathered songs from leafy bowers
Draw his listening soul on high.
"Lines To A Withered Leaf Seen On A Poet's Table" by Jones Very
The lurid glory which before had pow'r
To draw me on and on,
Lessen'd its light, and weaken'd hour by hour,
Till he was left alone.
"The Two Angels" by Alexander Anderson
The lucid and endless wrinkles
Draw in, lapse and withdraw.
Wavelets crumble and white spent bubbles
Wash on the floor of the beach.
"Sketch" by Carl Sandburg
The evening draws on apace now
The night will be dark and drear;
I ought to go up to my place now,
But 'tis pleasanter far down here.
"The Old Mountain Troll" by Gustaf Froding

In news:

Club Tijuana continued its march toward the Liga MX title on Sunday, a 1-1 draw with Monterrey enough to advance to the semifinal 2-1 on aggregate.
Powerball jackpot up to $550 million, drawing on Wednesday.
And other teachers started requesting drawings on the white boards in their classrooms.
Live entertainment is always the biggest draw on Corn Days night.
Counselor's jewelry draws on mythology.
Dell World, Dell's conference on IT thought leadership, kicks off on December 12 and is expected to draw thousands to Austin, Texas.
Internationally known environmental artist Kirkos will once again treat area beachgoers to his annual Meditation Labyrinth, which he draws on the sand of an Encinitas beach.
NBC's "Sunday Night Football" matchup between Pittsburgh and Baltimore was easily the top ratings draw on Sunday, while ABC was above average with the American Music Awards, but the kudocast tumbled to a record low.
The hero of the red-herring heist flick Man On a Ledge draws two reactions from the Manhattan throng beneath his 21st-floor perch on a midtown hotel.
Did you buy a Powerball ticket before the big drawing on Wednesday.
The jackpot for the multi-state lottery went from $242 million to $290 million dollars after nobody won the drawing on New Year's Eve.
DECLO, Idaho (AP) — A fourth-grade teacher in southern Idaho is being criticized after having her students use permanent markers to draw on the faces of classmates who failed to meet reading goals.
Marseille and Lyon both lost ground in the French league title race by splitting the points in a 2-2 draw on Sunday.
Carnegie Science Center exhibit draws on medley of train models.
Tosca is an ideal role for her, drawing on her ability to launch potent, full-bodied high notes without screaming while still bringing power and clarity to more intimate passages.
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In science:

Although the model is described from a theoretical standpoint, its practical applications are considered, drawing on the experience of using regular expression matching techniques on plain text documents.
Using Tree Automata and Regular Expressions to Manipulate Hierarchically Structured Data
The purpose of this paper is to draw a relation between, on the one hand, random quadrangulations, and, on the other hand, Aldous’ ISE: upon proper scaling, the profile of a random quadrangulations is described in the limit by ISE translated to have support (0, R − L).
Random Planar Lattices and Integrated SuperBrownian Excursion
At each point p ∈ σ one can draw unit normal vector n such that n = n(p) would be a smooth vector-valued function on σ .
On the concept of normal shift in non-metric geometry
However it has only a very low current draw on the power supply (
Development of a Hybrid Photo-Diode and its Front-End Electronics for the BTEV Experiment
We introduce several real-space renormalization techniques which can be used to describe this dynamics on general networks, drawing on strong disorder techniques developed for regular lattices.
Random Vibrational Networks and Renormalization Group
The normalized heights can be easily computed, but in the case of lozenges they can also be read directly on the drawing.
An optimal algorithm to generate tilings
Any arguments about GC and galaxy formation and evolution that draw only on globally averaged rotation should be regarded in this light.
Dynamics of the Globular Cluster System Associated with M49 (NGC4472): Cluster Orbital Properties and the Distribution of Dark Matter
Draw a graph on vertex set A by joining x to y if x + y is Q-unpopular, that is if the number of pairs (w, z) ∈ A2, w 6= z, with w + z = x + y is less than Q.
Counting sets with small sumset, and the clique number of random Cayley graphs
Amplification processes draw tra jectories on one of the sheets, consisting of the Lorentz transformations (6.14).
Quantum Physics of Simple Optical Instruments
IV we exploited information on lower dimensional operators to draw conclusions on the scaling dimensions of several eight-dimensional operators that are associated with corrections to scaling.
Corrections to Scaling in Random Resistor Networks and Diluted Continuous Spin Models near the Percolation Threshold
The present analysis still does not allow us to draw conclusions on the MACHO content of the M31 galaxy.
Microlensing towards M31: candidates and perspectives
This should eventually allow us to draw firm conclusions on the halo content in form of MACHO of M31.
Microlensing towards M31: candidates and perspectives
The abundance analysis allows to draw conclusions on gravitational settling in WDs which is an important process affecting cooling times and pulsational g-mode periods.
Modeling of Oxygen-Neon Dominated Accretion Disks in Ultracompact X-ray Binaries: 4U1626-67
The abundance analysis allows to draw conclusions on gravitational settling in WDs which is an important process affecting cooling times and pulsational g-mode periods.
Modeling of Oxygen-Neon Dominated Accretion Disks in Ultracompact X-ray Binaries: 4U1626-67
We repeat these calculations using an empirical determination of the slope: α=0.76+0.16 −0.13 (Allen et al. 2003), drawing randomly from the error distribution on α in the same manner as described above for the mass and luminosity data.
A Hubble Space Telescope Lensing Survey of X-ray Luminous Galaxy Clusters: IV. Mass, Structure and Thermodynamics of Cluster Cores at z=0.2
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