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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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So every night they would draw straws to see which one would get the one room they could afford.
101 members will draw straws for three one-year terms and three two-year terms.
In one of the closest run results in North East electoral history, a wouldbe county councillor was denied the chance to draw straws for a place in office after returning officers threw out her complaints of a spoiled ballot paper.
In retaliation for the murder of a patriot, he made his British captives draw straws and, when an innocent teenage Redcoat drew the unlucky straw, he condemned the young man to death, setting off an international incident.
Because of redistricting and the need for staggered terms in the Senate, all senators had to draw straws for either a two-year or four-year term.
We had to draw straws to team up with the other writers and Joy and I ended up in a room together.