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draught

(US), draft
1. 
a. beer, wine, etc., stored in bulk, esp in a cask, as opposed to being bottled
b. (as modifier): draught beer
c. on draught drawn from a cask or keg
2. any one of the 12 flat thick discs used by each player in the game of draughts
3. the depth of a loaded vessel in the water, taken from the level of the waterline to the lowest point of the hull

draught

[draft]
(civil engineering)

draft, Brit. draught

1. A current of air or gases, as an air current which flows through a flue, chimney, or heater; or a localized air current which results in more heat being withdrawn from a person’s skin than is normally dissipated.
2. A narrow, dressed border around the face of a stone, usually about the width of a chisel edge; also called a drafted margin or margin draft.
References in classic literature ?
The draft for the Letter was a much longer document.
Lecount, after a preliminary glance at her Draft, "is your choice of an executor.
Lecount dictated the first paragraph from the Draft, as follows:
She gave him time to compose himself; and then, after first looking at her Draft, dictated the second paragraph of the will, in these terms:
I can hardly imagine any occurrence which could have given me more genuine satisfaction than the receipt of this draft.
The receipt of this draft for ten thousand dollars, under all these circumstances, partially lifted a burden that had been pressing down upon me for days.
The invitation and the rough draft of the answer were shown to Mrs.
If he were to be allowed to withdraw into the privacy of the study and wrap a cold, wet towel about his forehead and buckle down to it, he knew that he could draft an excellent and satisfactory explanation of his presence at Reigelheimer's with the Good Sport.
When a draft is considered acceptable by consensus, the Internet Drafts can next become Request for Comments (RFC) proposals which, when modified to incorporate those comments, can become standards.
The authors think Richard Tremblay of the firm for his invaluable comments on earlier drafts of this article.
They paid particular attention to Pope John XXIII's encyclical letter, Pacem in Teris (1963), and to drafts of the Council's Pastoral Constitution on the Church in the Modem World (1965), two documents CPFers felt called Catholics to work for peace.
The papers include manuscript and typescript drafts of original plays and adaptations, screenplays and poems, as well as rehearsal scripts for plays, proofs, and some ephemeral publicity material for various productions.