• Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • ns Working-drawing a drawing of the details of a building by which the builders are guided in their work
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
A.S. weorc; Ice. verk, Ger. werk; further conn. with Gr. ergon.


In literature:

Elvira set her quick wits to work to weave a cord that would be strong enough to draw Susannah back to their inn.
"The Mormon Prophet" by Lily Dougall
Followin' this I does a hasty piece of scout work and draws a deep breath.
"On With Torchy" by Sewell Ford
But when I once set my hand to the work, I am not likely to draw back.
"Sunrise" by William Black
Once that's done, my work's over, and I can go into the drawing-room.
"What Timmy Did" by Marie Adelaide Belloc Lowndes
Sometimes it seemed to him that there was some invisible force working in him, drawing and drawing him against the dictates of his heart.
"The Adventures of Kathlyn" by Harold MacGrath
Thus was this mere child, day after day, and hour after hour, confined to the piano, to her drawing and painting lessons, and her worsted work.
"Mrs Whittelsey's Magazine for Mothers and Daughters" by Various
He was working at a drawing.
"At Ypres with Best-Dunkley" by Thomas Hope Floyd
She was sitting at work again early on Monday morning, in the drawing-room that overlooked the street.
"The Helpmate" by May Sinclair
Draw a map of Egypt, locating approximately the place where the Hebrews worked.
"Hebrew Life and Times" by Harold B. Hunting
No working-man in the metropolis after this need be ignorant of drawing.
"Chambers's Edinburgh Journal, No. 430" by Various
Instead, therefore, of drawing up a new creed, they put forward a work of the venerated martyr Lucian of Antioch.
"The Arian Controversy" by H. M. Gwatkin
Meanwhile, Trowbridge was toiling away at the row of piles, which proved easier to draw out than to saw asunder, either work being hard enough.
"Atlantic Monthly, Volume 20, No. 118, August, 1887" by Various
The work once begun, there must be no drawing back.
"No Surrender!" by G. A. Henty
As he worked, he could see through the porthole that the fishing fleet was drawing nearer.
"Chatterbox, 1905." by Various
This was the time of the great fight round the chemical works at Roeux, and I was drawing the men as they came out for rest.
"An Onlooker in France 1917-1919" by William Orpen
By the end of a fortnight the first rush of work was over, and Reginald and his henchman had time to draw breath.
"Reginald Cruden" by Talbot Baines Reed
Besides these, all the working sketches and measurements offer ample materials for further drawings, if they should be required.
"Anecdotes of Painters, Engravers, Sculptors and Architects, and Curiosities of Art, (Vol. 2 of 3)" by Shearjashub Spooner
The construction of the machine is well shown in the drawing, while the mode of working is obvious from it and the description just given.
"The Dyeing of Cotton Fabrics" by Franklin Beech
It is heavy work, as each train of four dogs was expected to draw twenty sticks of fish at each load.
"Winter Adventures of Three Boys" by Egerton R. Young
They were watching the decorators at work inside the drawing-room, hanging the gate of roses in the arch.
"The Little Colonel: Maid of Honor" by Annie Fellows Johnston

In poetry:

"Leave thou this work, fit only
For oxen that draw the plough:
No longer Sebaldi the mason,
Guido the sculptor thou!"
"Guido Sebaldi" by Cicely Fox Smith
In the homestead, homely thought;
At my work I ramble not;
If from home chance draw me wide,
Half-seen Una sits beside.
"Una" by Ralph Waldo Emerson
But to draw near to thee, my God,
Shall be my sweet employ;
My tongue shall sound thy works abroad,
And tell the world my joy.
"Psalm LXXIII: Now I'm Convinced the Lord Is Kind" by Isaac Watts
The hour draws near, howe'er delayed and late,
When at the Eternal Gate
We leave the words and works we call our own,
And lift void hands alone
"To Oliver Wendell Holmes" by John Greenleaf Whittier
"I wrocht, an' I wrocht, as ane will work
Wha works for life an' death,
Till the black sweat fell in draps frae my brow,
An' I scarce could draw my breath.
"The Piper's Tree" by Alexander Anderson
The enemy kept up a harmless fire all night,
And threw up works on General Stewart's right;
Therefore he tried to draw the enemy on to attack,
But they hesitated, and through fear drew back.
"The Battle of Abu Klea" by William Topaz McGonagall

In news:

Three floors of working artists, drawing and clay studios all under one roof in downtown Ashland.
One of the biggest draws of working in the television industry is the big payday that can come with the right job.
Watchdogs want more work on water-quality study as city, county project prepares to draw from Rio Grande.
Similarly, it's useful for a musician to have a critical sensibility—a framework of aesthetic values or standards to draw from and test one's work against.
Could three wives draw on man's work record.
Many retired federal employees, already drawing annuity payments, decide at some point to return to work.
One reason is because I am an alumni of the MSU Design program but an even bigger draw for me is the truely awesome work the students produce year after year.
When you need 2D working drawings, the fastest, most accurate approach is to start in 3D.
Plans are in the works to build a brand new apartment complex in a neighborhood near the Greenway Plaza area and it's a plan that's drawing heated reaction from residents who live nearby.
The chefs will be preparing dishes that draw inspiration from some of Keller 's other works like Ad Hoc at Home, The French Laundry Cookbook and his latest, Bouchon Bakery.
Here, she works with student Ashley Flores with a drawing of a skeleton.
Laos ' work on the Mekong river draws criticism.
More than 100 works of art by the most prominent masters of the 20th century, including nearly 50 paintings, sculptures, drawings and prints by Henri Matisse , have been given to the Metropolitan Museum of Art.
For the first time, 39 of Bernini's revealing three-dimensional sketches, along with 30 drawings, have been brought together at the Met , along with related works by assistants and associates.
Linda Gibbons, a retired college instructor, works on a drawing started in the "open studio ," hosted by the University of Arkansas at Fort Smith Art Club, at the Ballman-Speer art building on campus Sunday.

In science:

Finally, in Section 4.6 we draw some analogies with and possible connections to other recent work in the theory of map enumeration.
Caustics, counting maps and semi-classical asymptotics
Finally, we draw on our previous work on inductive generalization .
k-Step Relative Inductive Generalization
Section V draws the conclusions of this work.
A generalization of the Virasoro algebra to arbitrary dimensions
Finally, in Section VII we draw the main conclusions of our work.
Large-Nc Properties of the rho and f0(600) Mesons from Unitary Resonance Chiral Dynamics
Besides providing a new model for composing ABG protocols, our work also draws attention to a few (not so serious, yet interesting) grey areas in the existing popular models of protocol composition.
A New Look at Composition of Authenticated Byzantine Generals
As was with Lindell et al. (the base case of their work draws inspiration from [FLM85]), we establish ours on [GGBS10].
A New Look at Composition of Authenticated Byzantine Generals
This draws in associated but separate work on source characterization and classification that is an essential part of a time domain system.
Connecting the time domain community with the Virtual Astronomical Observatory
The authors can thus draw additional attention to their work.
A Revised Publication Model for ECML PKDD
This system is used to store the energy provided by drawing work.
Fundamental limitations for quantum and nano thermodynamics
Thus we draw work ∆W if we transform a state |E i into |E ′ i such that E ′ − E = W HW |E i = E and H |E i = E .
Fundamental limitations for quantum and nano thermodynamics
We would like to draw attention to the work of Wood (2010) which is of direct relevance to ABC despite it having been largely overlooked in the ABC literature.
Some discussions of D. Fearnhead and D. Prangle's Read Paper "Constructing summary statistics for approximate Bayesian computation: semi-automatic approximate Bayesian computation"
The resulting curve showed some relaxation of the current, but the noise was too large and further work is needed in order to draw any clear conclusions.
Logarithmic relaxation and stress aging in the electron glass
In due time we expect that also baryon observables will be calculable in lattice QCD at larger values of Nc (this has been recently initiated in the work of Ref. ), which will help us draw more definite conclusions about the practical virtues of the 1/Nc expansion.
Baryon masses and axial charges in 1/Nc - ChPT
Section 5 compares our work with related research and tools already available, while the last section draws conclusions and presents ideas for future work.
Automatic WSDL-guided Test Case Generation for PropEr Testing of Web Services
More precisely, the algorithm works as follows: it first draws a ǫ (cid:1) iterations, the “reference sample” of O(1) points uniformly from [N ].
Testing probability distributions using conditional samples