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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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The lower chamber is vacuum vented to draw off fines when the upper door is closed, preventing dust from escaping.
You need a draw off the tee, but with the tee further back and left it requires an even bigger one.
The inlet valve of this new model can be arranged to draw off dust under negative pressure so that the process can take place in a dust-free environment.
If the HMOs stick to their current practice of selecting the healthiest patients and rationing care, they could set their premiums competitively low, draw off patients, and ultimately kill off the traditional Medicare system.
Vigorous dust collection can also draw off bond before it has had a chance to be mulled in;
T-Fal's president and CEO, Andre Hottlet, told a press gathering last week that the name change will allow the company to draw off the stronger brand awareness of its cookware in the U.S.
After the account has reached this balance, the camp can draw off earned interest to award camper scholarships using similar guidelines as for ACA's Camper Scholarship Program.