• Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Drawing-table a table which can be extended in length by drawing out sliding leaves
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
A later form of Drag.


In literature:

All were then told to draw up to the table and help themselves.
"Old Rail Fence Corners" by Various
Going over to the table, and drawing a newspaper from one of his pockets, Dexter sat down to read.
"The Grammar School Boys of Gridley" by H. Irving Hancock
He was bending over a table upon which was spread a parchment drawing.
"Prince or Chauffeur?" by Lawrence Perry
Altogether, Arthur felt very dismal as he stood at the drawing-room window, near to where his aunt was sitting at her writing-table.
"Left at Home" by Mary L. Code
Miss Biggs immediately got up and came round behind the drawing-room table to her friend's head.
"Orley Farm" by Anthony Trollope
She found him in the drawing-room, with his head on the table, in deep dejection.
"The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 18, No. 106, August, 1866" by Various
Tuvvy looked round at the boy's earnest face, and then down at the table, and began to draw figures on it with the stem of his pipe.
"Black, White and Gray" by Amy Walton
I once saw a little table-fountain playing in a drawing-room, but I heard the click of its machinery, and the charm was gone!
"My Daily Meditation for the Circling Year" by John Henry Jowett
At my suggestion it was placed on the centre-table in the drawing-room.
"Eliza" by Barry Pain
I found my mother in the drawing-room with the remains of afternoon tea still spread on a small table before her.
"Lalage's Lovers" by George A. Birmingham
They fought all over the drawing-room, upsetting jardinieres, little tables, costly china.
"The Man Who Lost Himself" by H. De Vere Stacpoole
As she was not asked to stay, she did make herself scarce, taking the children with her up among the tables and chairs in the drawing-room.
"Miss Mackenzie" by Anthony Trollope
The dusty and neglected drawing on his crude drawing-table told the story all too well.
"The Making of Bobby Burnit" by George Randolph Chester
All sat down at the table, Percy, uninvited, drawing up his soap-box with the rest.
"Jim Spurling, Fisherman" by Albert Walter Tolman
Under cover of the skirt she then hooks her foot around the leg of the table and draws it toward her.
"The Humbugs of the World" by P. T. Barnum
Seating himself by the table, and drawing the lamp nearer, he opened the book at random.
"Shawn of Skarrow" by James Tandy Ellis
He took up some drawings and opened a little drawer in the table.
"Traffic in Souls" by Eustace Hale Ball
He sat at the table and began to draw, and was immediately entirely absorbed.
"Mummery" by Gilbert Cannan
Draw in outline two books a little below the eye, one book to be open; also a table or chair.
"Boy Scouts Handbook" by Boy Scouts of America
But on seeing that her comrades were drawing out their "purses," she extended her brown arm over the table majestically.
"Mayflower (Flor de mayo)" by Vicente Blasco Ibáñez

In poetry:

Anna was sitting at table,
Drawing cards from a pack;
Anna was sitting at table
Waiting for her husband to come back.
"Victor" by W H Auden
The streets shall flock to your marriage,
The houses turn round to look,
The tables and chairs say suitable prayers,
And the horses drawing your carriage
Sing agreeably, agreeably, agreeably of love.
"Carry Her Over the Water" by W H Auden

In news:

Is 'Gloating Bratz' on the Drawing Table at MGA.
The tables draw away dust and sparks from the work zone without compromising the operator's movement or productivity.
In Europe, where Tintin was born - on the drawing table of a Brussels cartoonist, Hergé.
If you consult two other lines in the same Tax Policy Center table, you can see that the conclusion is the opposite of the one that Brooks draws.
Plans are on the drawing table for another wave of coal-fired power plants across the West.
Proposal for $3 million in improvements on the drawing table.
Is ' Gloating Bratz' on the Drawing Table at MGA.
You draw a card, and then you play a card, just like it says on the "Basic Rules" card in the middle of the table.
Thus it may be too convenient to draw conclusions about a broader movement, but centrism has a place at the table by virtue of the sheer numbers of middle Americans, the depth of their disgust and the magnitude of our problems.
Each table of seniors got to meet Supervisor Bob Cliffe as he conducted a drawing for the table's centerpiece, which incorporated several lottery scratch-off tickets.
But if Republicans have drawn a line in the sand insisting that those major programs be put on the table for negotiation, Democrats are drawing a line of their own.
New service lines are being developed, and major construction projects are on the drawing table.
When I open the door it's over, so I set to piddling: tidy end tables, check the mail, draw a bath.
The Pocket Ref features tables, charts, drawings, lists, and formulas especially useful for radio amateurs, contractors, students, travelers, electronics hobbyists, craftspeople, and engineers and technicians in virtually every field.
And this is why the Tri-City ValleyCats draw fans year after year: The franchise leaves few marketing opportunities on the table.

In science:

We can draw similar conclusions from the results of two-dimensional simulations shown in Tables 2 and 3; To conclude, note that the spatial support of the filters is an important factor when the assumption of nonoverlapping filters is invalid.
On Optimal Detection of Point Sources in CMB Maps
For illustration, we respectively show in the Table 1 and draw in Figure 3 the value of the coefficient γ with respect to the semi-ma jor axis for a probe around a terrestrial planet and around Europa.
Frozen Orbits at high eccentricity and inclination: Application to Mercury orbiter
We can conclude that the CIR activities listed in table 1 facilitate knowledge creation in CIR and that our prototype aids in managing and exploiting created knowledge in CIR. Our major perspective is to carry out a more elaborate experiment involving many users in order to draw more reasonable conclusions.
Collaborative Knowledge Creation and Management in Information Retrieval
We might like to cache these results on the service and to operate a cursor, drawing down from the resource a few rows of the table at a time.
IVOA Recommendation: Universal Worker Service Pattern Version 1.0
Overall, the three iMetrics document sets tend to draw from the same knowledge base that is distinct from that of the general IS articles. As an illustration of the similarities, Table 9 lists ten most referenced first author names (during 2007-2011 period) in each of the three iMetrics document sets9.
Information Metrics (iMetrics): A Research Specialty with a Socio-Cognitive Identity?
Since detailed models are out of the scope of this paper, we shall just draw the attention to the following points: a) the curve in Figure 2-b is consistently above the expectation value (see also Table 1) which implies a concentration of bursts towards the MG-plane over a wide range of distances, as indeed expected.
Indications for Gamma-Ray Bursts Originating within an Extended Galactic Halo ?
As the table shows, participants appear to draw their partners preferentially from those of their own race, and this is believed to be a common phenomenon in many social networks: we tend to associate preferentially with people who are similar to ourselves in some way.
The structure and function of complex networks
We draw the readers attention now to the table in Fig. 6 for the il lustration of Case 1 and Case 2.
Fault testing quantum switching circuits
If we draw a conclusion on the level of the individual instruments, success is not or hardly related to past performance (table 22 and 23).
Past Performance as Predictor of Successful Grant Applications: A Case Study
Just storing this table requires terabytes, and generate 1012 random draws from the noise distribution is extremely slow.
Differentially Private Publication of Sparse Data
The entries in each table report the upper endpoint of one of the confidence regions minus the upper endpoint of the identified set for the slope parameter, averaged over the monte carlo draws.
Asymptotically Exact Inference in Conditional Moment Inequality Models
We draw attention to the gauge anomaly considerations and present the solution spectrum, as given in the table.
Fermion Sector of Little Higgs
From tables (IV) and (V), we can draw a few conclusions.
Shedding Some New Lights upon the Stellar Quasi-Normal Modes
Thus, by means of priority queues and lookup tables we can efficiently manage our adaptive partitioning of the domain for envelope construction, and rapidly draw samples from the proposal distribution.
Auto-validating von Neumann Rejection Sampling from Small Phylogenetic Tree Spaces
To draw Figure 1, we referred to the last table of the article .
Lens spaces given from L-space homology 3-spheres