Exhaust draught


  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Exhaust draught a forced draught produced by drawing air through a place, as through a furnace, instead of blowing it through.
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In literature:

O for one good draught, even if it should exhaust the whole supply!
"The Survivors of the Chancellor" by Jules Verne
The forage supply was almost exhausted when South Pass was reached, and the draught and beef cattle were in a sad plight.
"The Story of the Mormons From the Date of their Origin to the Year 1901" by William Alexander Linn
He sat down at the gate, weary and exhausted, and asked for a draught of water.
"Minstrelsy of the Scottish border (3rd ed) (1 of 3)" by Walter Scott
It was a feeble upwelling, exhausted by a single draught.
"The Emigrant Trail" by Geraldine Bonner
In locomotive boilers the draught is produced by the blast or the exhaust steam.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 4, Slice 2" by Various
The exhaust-steam entered the chimney, aiding the draught.
"A History of the Growth of the Steam-Engine" by Robert H. Thurston
He sank back exhausted, the sleeping draught began to take effect.
"The Wolves of God" by Algernon Blackwood
Indeed, they one and all sucked in such huge draughts that Billie immediately became alarmed lest they exhaust the limited supply.
"The Broncho Rider Boys Along the Border" by Frank Fowler

In poetry:

Few the draughts that now remain,
And I husband them with care,
For naught ever comes again
That is once exhausted there,
And the emptied jar is cast
To the scrap-heap of the past.
"The Wine Of Life" by John Lawson Stoddard