• WordNet 3.6
    • n Drew United States actor (born in Ireland); father of Georgiana Emma Barrymore (1827-1862)
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Additional illustrations & photos:

Herself Drew out the Arrow——109 Herself Drew out the Arrow——109
He drew off the crowns very gently, and put the nightcaps on their heads instead He drew off the crowns very gently, and put the nightcaps on their heads instead
William standing beside Miss Drew’s desk William standing beside Miss Drew’s desk
William sitting on a bench with Miss Drew and her cousin William sitting on a bench with Miss Drew and her cousin

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: In the Middle Ages, young men and women drew names from a bowl to see who their valentines would be. They would wear these names on their sleeves for one week. To wear your heart on your sleeve now means that it is easy for other people to know how you are feeling.
    • imp Drew of Draw.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: Michelangelo's Last Judgment, which hangs on the walls of the Sistine Chapel, drew some harsh criticism from one of the Vatican's officials because of the nudity. So Michelangelo made some changes to his work: he painted in the face of the complaining clergyman and added a donkey's ears and a snake's tail.
    • n drew Preterit of draw.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: The Treaty of Tordesillas divided all of South America between Spain and Portugal in 1493. Pope Alexander VI drew up the treaty following Columbus’s discovery of the New World.
    • pa.t Drew drōō—did draw— of Draw.
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  • John Dryden
    “He was exhaled; his great Creator drew His spirit, as the sun the morning dew.”
  • Edward G. Bulwer-Lytton
    “No author ever drew a character consistent to human nature, but he was forced to ascribe to it many inconsistencies.”
  • Rebecca West
    “We all drew on the comfort which is given out by the major works of Mozart, which is as real and material as the warmth given up by a glass of brandy.”


In literature:

Then she gently drew the heavy door to, and stepped out on to the centre of the terrace.
"The History of Sir Richard Calmady" by Lucas Malet
The lawyer drew a photograph from his desk and looked at it, smiling tenderly.
"The Root of Evil" by Thomas Dixon
Drew and I were delighted with all this.
"High Adventure" by James Norman Hall
The next instant the car drew up beside the hotel.
"The Snowshoe Trail" by Edison Marshall
In a minute he drew the meat from the spits and found it was well cooked.
"The Children of Odin" by Padraic Colum
Cautiously they drew him onward.
"The Three Midshipmen" by W.H.G. Kingston
Then she leant her head on one hand and drew meditative patterns on the table-cloth with the other.
"Robert Elsmere" by Mrs. Humphry Ward
The witch drew him up, and he stood on the high road again, with pockets, boots, knapsack, and cap full of gold.
"Children's Literature" by Charles Madison Curry
He drew back his hand and slid it behind him.
"The Manxman A Novel - 1895" by Hall Caine
At the end of the forty-ninth hour wasted, he drew his pen through what he had written and sank into a depth as yet unknown to him.
"The Creators" by May Sinclair
But as it drew closer he rose slowly to his feet, his ears erect.
"Frank of Freedom Hill" by Samuel A. Derieux
The red haze drew her to it, as it drew the shivering waifs of the air.
"A Son of Hagar" by Sir Hall Caine
This drew many children just home from school, and they paid their way in pennies.
"Charles Frohman: Manager and Man" by Isaac Frederick Marcosson and Daniel Frohman
He drew out a pistol, and rode with it in his hand until he passed the cross-road, but he saw and heard nothing more.
"The Son of Monte Christo" by Jules Lermina
In a few moments he drew up at the tie-post and flung off his horse.
"The Watchers of the Plains" by Ridgewell Cullum
Then Bough bent over and drew his long hunting-knife and cut the reim, leaving her hands still bound.
"The Dop Doctor" by Clotilde Inez Mary Graves
Mr. Thurwell drew a few steps backward, and his keen gray eyes swept the open country round.
"The New Tenant" by E. Phillips Oppenheim
They were dividing up father's estate, and I drew it.
"Otherwise Phyllis" by Meredith Nicholson
She was not sewing, however, as he drew near.
"The Law-Breakers" by Ridgwell Cullum
When they drew near, the horses danced to the merry tune, as if they would like to go, too.
"The Eye of Dread" by Payne Erskine

In poetry:

Until some future gracious flash
Shall let each know
That that which drew and holds him yet
Shall never go.
"The Selector’s Wife" by Mary Eliza Fullerton
Far, where the Lilac Hills arise
Soft from the misty plain,
A lone enchanted hollow lies
Where I at last drew rein.
"To The Hills!" by Laurence Hope
Together did they hope to tread
The pleasant path of life,
For now the day drew near to make
Donica Eberhard's wife.
"Donica - A Ballad" by Robert Southey
How others drew around them,
And how their fishing sped,
Until to every wind of heaven
Nantucket's sails were spread;
"The Exiles. 1660" by John Greenleaf Whittier
Northeast trade winds bore us south,
Southeast drew us on;
We met the ships from every port
For Good Hope or the Horn.
"Trade Winds" by Lincoln Colcord
The foul thief knotted the tether;
She lifted his head on hie;
The nourice drew the knot
That gar'd lord Waristoun die.
"The Laird Of Waristoun" by Andrew Lang

In news:

Jessica Simpson has been trying to lose the 70 pounds she gained while pregnant with Maxwell Drew, and perhaps nobody understands her struggle better than fellow reality star Kendra Wilkinson.
Steve Sabol, right, with his father, Ed, at an awards banquet Drew van Esselstyn/The Star Ledger.
Kings' Drew Doughty may face charges based on date-rape allegations.
Bruce Bennett/Getty Images Police are investigating allegations made by a woman against Los Angeles Kings defenseman Drew Doughty for sexual assault.
Kings goalie Jonathan Quick celebrates with teammates Willie Mitchell, left, and Drew Doughty as eighth-seeded Los Angeles shocked the Western Conference with a rush into the Stanley Cup Finals.
Fratelli's owner Drew McCormick thought that would be enough.
Toronto drew 19,915 fans for last Wednesday's 1-0 win over Chivas USA and 20,056 for 1-0 win over Kansas City on Sunday.
EVANSVILLE — Silencing the "squeaky wheel" of illicit drugs — methamphetamine — was the focus of a daylong workshop Friday which drew some 85 community residents to the Holiday Inn on US 41 North.
Workers warned that palm scanners would be a waste of money but the City ignored… (Richard Drew/AP ).
Drew Peterson defense attorney Steven Greenberg, left, speaks to the media alongside colleague Joel Brodsky.
The long legal battle has begun for Drew Peterson as he appeals his murder conviction.
The attorneys for convicted murderer Drew Peterson said there's no doubt the case will be heard on appeal, calling it a "dark day in America" when someone can be convicted on hearsay evidence.
Lawyers defending Drew Peterson motioned for a mistrial and the judge adjourned court early.
Drew Peterson defense team calls third wife's death 'accidental,' while prosecutors claim murder.
WARNER BROTHERS Ronny Cox as Drew, who plays "Dueling Banjos" on guitar in one of the most famous scenes in " Deliverance ".

In science:

We then multiplied this map by the required coverage of the sky, and drew the number of events falling in each pixel using a Poisson law with average proportional to the this map.
Angular Power Spectrum Estimation of Cosmic Ray Anisotropies with Full or Partial Sky Coverage
Already in 1907, Einstein drew three important consequences from the equivalence hypothesis.
Albert Einstein's 1916 Review Article on General Relativity
In Figure 2 we drew the ββ ellipse for α = 2.0 radians and for the “true” value of 2.5 radians to show how the intersection does indeed depend on a correct choice of the phase.
Neutrinoless double beta decay and direct searches for neutrino mass
Benlloch et al. (2001) drew similar conclusions based on Monte Carlo simulations.
A simple test for periodic signals in red noise
The issue of overall error rate, as distinct from the error rate of individual tests, was taken up by Godfrey (1985), who drew attention to the tendency to enhance the significance of treatment effects if the overall error rate is not controlled.
Robustness of multiple testing procedures against dependence
This paper was finished in first draft in February, 2009 and was at the stage of first revision when Francois Schweizer drew my attention to the comprehensive account by Kormendy et al. (2009) of using S´ersic profiles for E galaxies.
The Tolman Surface Brightness Test for the Reality of the Expansion. V. Provenance of the Test and a New Representation of the Data for Three Remote HST Galaxy Clusters
We drew it in a way that indicates that it may have twisted in some sense when it was transported, but that doesn’t matter - the notion of parallel is defined by the connection.
A Simple Introduction to Particle Physics Part II
Query, URL,IP> triples; each triple corresponded to a click from a particular IP address on a particular URL for a particular query. drew their important conclusions on this (hopefully) representative sample.
Estimating Entropy of Data Streams Using Compressed Counting
The proposal that Riccardo and Harvey submitted in 1976 drew attention at NASA headquarters, which then initiated a competition amongst the NASA Centers to establish where such a mission might best be accomplished.
The Making of the Chandra X-ray Observatory: the Project Scientist's Perspective
The success of the Grosse–Wulkenhaar model with its oscillator term drew a lot of attention from the community but problems, such as the explicit breaking of translation invariance, could not be solved in an entirely satisfactory way.
Gauge Theories on Deformed Spaces
In the Introduction, we drew attention to the fact that a combined analysis of low-energy solar neutrino data and the total solar irradiance shows that neutrinos and irradiance exhibit a periodicity at the same frequency, 11.85 year-1[18,19].
Power Spectrum Analysis of BNL Decay-Rate Data
Morrison and Whitman (1928); mercury, Isakoff and Drew (1951), Buhr et al (1968). Line represents an earlier version of equation 3 (Trinh, 1969).
On the Sieder state correction and its equivalent in mass transfer
In Fig. 9, we drew three fermions in an extra dimension with splitting.
Black holes and the LHC: A review
Drewes, On the Role of Quasiparticles and thermal Masses in Nonequilibrium Processes in a Plasma, arXiv:1012.5380.
Dark Matter, Baryogenesis and Neutrino Oscillations from Right Handed Neutrinos
For example, Oja (1975) pointed to an overdensity of comet perihelia in a direction close to the solar apex, and a concentration of comet perihelia towards a plane which is inclined at 20 degrees to the galactic plane, and Delsemme (1987) drew the attention to a deficiency of comets near the galactic poles and equator.
Do Observations Exclude Gamma-ray Bursts Originating In the Oort Cloud Of Comets?