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draw

1. US and Canadian a small natural drainage way or gully
2. a defect found in metal castings due to the contraction of the metal on solidification

draw

[drȯ]
(engineering)
To haul a load.
(metallurgy)
A fissure or pocket in a casting formed when the supply of molten metal is inadequate during solidification.
To remove a pattern from a foundry flask.
(mining engineering)
To remove timber supports, allowing overhanging coal to fall down for collection.
To allow ore to run down chutes from stopes, chambers, or ore bins.
To collect broken coal in trucks.
To hoist coal, rock, ore, or other materials to the surface.
The horizontal distance to which creep extends on the surface beyond the stopes.

DRAW

[drȯ]
(computer science)

DRAW

(Direct Read After Write) Reading data immediately after it has been written to check for recording errors.
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As he crossed the creek, I was able to draw back and prepare for the approaching buck.
He added: "The very point of this academy is to see yourself in relation to the other person, not to exclude, not to draw back.
The approach steps dangerously past the line of caricature, but Redgrave knows when to draw back and illuminate the humanity of yet another bewildered and appalled, yet fiercely loving, creature.
And the other draw back is that the matches will be screened at 1am unless the kick-off times can be altered for the benefit of European TV.
On a one-ball pitch, Butler turned as if to bunt, then attempted to draw back the bat on a high pitch.
And he urged leaders on all sides to draw back from the "abyss".
It will probably make North Korean policy-makers more nervous about contacts with South Korea, and they may draw back for a little while,'' said Kim Kyung-won, a former envoy to the United Nations and the United States.
Carl Bildt, the international coordinator for civilian implementation of the Bosnia peace accords, said that, although ``the forces of ethnic separation are still stronger than the forces of ethnic reintegration,'' aid for the right kind of projects - transportation, communications and power networks needed for economic recovery - would encourage Bosnia's separate communities to draw back together.