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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 for why Iran had drawn back, the minister said that 'there could be at least three explanations.
As a result, the buy-to-let sector is recovering at a remarkable rate, as investors are drawn back by the need for a long-term, low-risk investment for their cash.
What hunter has never drawn back their bowstring on an animal and decided against the release?
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Second, Dow Plastics confirmed my suspicion that materials suppliers are not drifting so far away after all, but are drawn back by the exhibit halls' huge magnetic effect on potential customers.
By being drawn back from the edge of the building, the terrace does not intrude on the President and his garden.