Forced draught


  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Forced draught See under Draught.
    • Forced draught the draught produced by a blower, as by blowing in air beneath a fire or drawing out the gases from above it.
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In literature:

He was forced to open his mouth and gasp for breath, so deep was his draught of that young wine, romance.
"Seventeen" by Booth Tarkington
But soon the hour will have come that the draught will lose its force.
"Cliges: A Romance" by Chretien de Troyes
His brain was working clearly now, and under forced draught.
"The Leopard Woman" by Stewart Edward White
She was approaching under forced draught.
"Somewhere in France" by Richard Harding Davis
How surely it creates its own draught and sets the currents going, as force and enthusiasm always will!
"In the Catskills" by John Burroughs
A battleship and two cruisers have been despatched thither under forced draught.
"The Stowaway Girl" by Louis Tracy
Financing in these days comes pretty nigh to running without lights and under forced draught.
"Blow The Man Down" by Holman Day
The Atlantic Fleet steamed up from Hampton Roads under forced draught and assembled in the outer harbor.
"Astounding Stories of Super-Science, August 1930" by Various
The centre one, still blazing away, put on her forced draught, swerved sharply round, and then darted in on her with the ram.
"The Angel of the Revolution" by George Griffith
The stove roared under the forced draught of the damper.
"In the Brooding Wild" by Ridgwell Cullum
With forced draught much greater rates can be maintained, ranging from 20 lb.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 4, Slice 2" by Various
So the two travellers were forced to console themselves with the intricacies of draughts.
"The Exploits and Triumphs, in Europe, of Paul Morphy, the Chess Champion" by Frederick Milnes Edge
A draught-horse can exert a force equal to about two-thirds of his weight.
"A Treatise on Physiology and Hygiene" by Joseph Chrisman Hutchison
A forced draught was provided.
"A History of the Growth of the Steam-Engine" by Robert H. Thurston
Christmas was near at hand, and for weeks past the choir had been working under forced-draught, practising carols.
"Mrs. Bindle" by Hebert Jenkins
The draughts upon their vital forces are more taxing than the coal bills.
"Atlantic Classics" by Various
The potence of the draught which they had forced through her lips, when she had been insensible, acted on her as an anodyne.
"Folle-Farine" by Ouida
Forced draught may also be used, as in the Sachsenburg plant.
"Animal Proteins" by Hugh Garner Bennett
Under the forced draught in the sweating stokeholds below, the firemen toiled desperately.
"The Ocean Wireless Boys and the Lost Liner" by Wilbur Lawton
Pinocchio was flying along like a little steamer under forced draught and couldn't hear anything, I assure you.
"The Heart of Pinocchio" by Collodi Nipote