• Reading the Draft Covenant for the League of Nations--Paris
    Reading the Draft Covenant for the League of Nations--Paris
  • WordNet 3.6
    • n drafting the craft of drawing blueprints
    • n drafting writing a first version to be filled out and polished later
    • n drafting the creation of artistic pictures or diagrams "he learned drawing from his father"
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  • Ambrose Bierce
    “Architect. One who drafts a plan of your house, and plans a draft of your money.”
  • Stanley Garn
    Stanley Garn
    “If the aborigine drafted an IQ test, all of Western civilization would presumably flunk it.”
  • Philip L. Graham
    Philip L. Graham
    “News is the first rough draft of history.”
  • Jean De La Bruyere
    “The Opera is obviously the first draft of a fine spectacle; it suggests the idea of one.”


In literature:

Your bank cheque is your sight draft on your bank.
"Up To Date Business" by Various
In addition, he patiently reviewed many pages of the draft (p. xii) manuscript.
"Integration of the Armed Forces, 1940-1965" by Morris J. MacGregor Jr.
Draft your men, President Lincoln; raise your money, Mr. Chase, we are ready.
"The Continental Monthly, Vol. 2, No 3, September, 1862" by Various
However, I shall consult my council, and will draft a reply to the despatch, tomorrow.
"At the Point of the Bayonet" by G. A. Henty
French Draft, developed in France.
"Agriculture for Beginners" by Charles William Burkett
The carriage or basket should stand near the window, but not in a direct draft.
"The Mother and Her Child" by William S. Sadler
Jefferson submitted the draft of his annual messages to the head of each department, and invited their comments.
"Albert Gallatin" by John Austin Stevens
You go out with the next draft.
"Gil the Gunner" by George Manville Fenn
And we are now surprised with drafts from Mr. B. for 100,000 more.
"Benjamin Franklin" by John Torrey Morse, Jr.
They make heavy drafts upon the energies of others.
"Usury" by Calvin Elliott
By the 4th of September the National Army cantonments were ready for 430,000 men, two-thirds of the first draft.
"Woodrow Wilson and the World War" by Charles Seymour
But drafts are so dangerous!
"Preventable Diseases" by Woods Hutchinson
It is really not a difficult matter to draft escapements in different positions, as an example will show.
"An Analysis of the Lever Escapement" by H. R. Playtner
Four men are to be drafted to row the Genls boat and do no other duty.
"The Campaign of 1776 around New York and Brooklyn" by Henry P. Johnston
But for his sake, every bit as much as for my own, it is up to me to keep hammering, hammering, hammering at drafts, drafts, drafts.
"Gallipoli Diary, Volume 2" by Ian Hamilton
I've drafted this out for Mr. Jerrold, if you'll just look at it.
"The Grell Mystery" by Frank Froest
That draft is pulling the coal up through the flues fast as I can shovel it in.
"Ralph on the Overland Express" by Allen Chapman
But the draft was broken in.
"From the St. Lawrence to the Yser with the 1st Canadian brigade" by Frederic C. Curry
In order to raise $243,000 by selling a ninety-days' sight draft (say at 4.83) he would have to make the new draft for L50,310.
"Elements of Foreign Exchange" by Franklin Escher
The draft remitted to me by Dr Franklin, of one hundred pounds sterling, on London, has been paid.
"The Diplomatic Correspondence of the American Revolution, Vol. IX" by Various

In poetry:

It's hard if there ain't no cattle;
And perhaps they'll let him sleep,
And wake him up at the judgment
To draft those goats and sheep.
"My Mate Bill" by Anonymous Oceania
Therefore whistled Thorberg Skafting,
As he sat with half-closed eyes,
And his head turned sideways, drafting
That new vessel for King Olaf
Twice the Dragon's size.
"Tales Of A Wayside Inn : Part 1. The Musician's Tale; The Saga of King Olaf XIII. -- The Building Of" by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
Drafting a world where no such road will run
From you to me;
To watch that world come up like a cold sun,
Rewarding others, is my liberty.
Not to prevent it is my will's fulfillment.
Willing it, my ailment.
"No Road" by Philip Larkin
I'd been a street-beggar in far away places,
This hungry soul would miserably weep,
When the draft carried the reek of spoiled onions and meat,
With a tattered beggar's heart I often spent time loitering
those back alleys.
"Looking Up At THe Aoki Boughs" by Sakutaro Hagiwara
Into her bright sea-gardens the flushing tide-gates lead,
Where fins of chrome and scarlet loll in the lifting weed;
With the long sea-draft behind them, through luring coral groves
The shiny water-people go by in painted droves.
"White Nassau" by Bliss William Carman
With the flying fish before her, and the white wake running aft,
Her smoke-wreath hanging idle, without breeze enough for draft,
She will travel fair and steady, and in the afternoon
Run down the floating palm-tops where lift the Isles of June.
"White Nassau" by Bliss William Carman

In news:

AFL drafts aren't a piece of this until the NFL and AFL merged drafts in 1967.
Two draft standards, BSR E1.22 and BSR E1.23, dealing with fire safety curtain systems and theatrical fog, have joined the two draft rigging standards available for review on the ESTA website.
The Hawks drafted Stoudamire, 26, out of Arizona with the 31st overall pick in the 2005 draft.
Fifteen quarterbacks were drafted over the course of the three-day NFL Draft, and Ole Miss quarterback Jevan Snead was not among them.
In a recent piece posted on ESPN.com, NFL draft expert Mel Kiper, Jr revisits the 2011 draft class, and re-shuffles his prospect rankings based on how they have performed during the early stages of their careers.
The result was a draft SCADA Master Plan in 2003, a standardized SCADA hardware platform, and a draft set of standards documents.
Draft day in the NFL is right around the corner and the draft talk is really starting to heat up.
Simply put, the vast majority (75 percent) of NBA Finalists acquire their stars via the draft or draft-day trades, and the majority of those players came to the team after a tank -worthy season.
Let's move on to the National League with our all- time draft rosters, the best players drafted and signed by each franchise.
The NFL draft has become a 365-day-a-year process, and ESPN NFL Draft analyst Mel Kiper, Jr has released his midseason preview profiling each NFL's teams needs leading up to the 2013 draft.
The Red Wings managed to draft a "top ten" pick in power forward Riley Sheahan with the 21st overall pick in the 2010 Entry Draft for a simple reason--the 6'2, 200-lb.
Zinger was the 232nd player chosen over the two-day draft and became the seventh member of the Tigers' 2007 national champions taken in the draft.
The Detroit Lions could have drafted cornerback Janoris Jenkins if they were interested in acquiring one of the most talented defensive backs in this year's draft .
Try not to fall into the trap of thinking that these rookies are going to have a year like Cam Newton did last year and draft them first in your fantasy drafts .
Before the draft , Kubiak and general manager Rick Smith said privately they would love to be able to draft Mercilus and let Phillips and Herring turn him into a pass-rushing outside linebacker in their 3-4.

In science:

In 2004 the RDF Data Access Working Group (part of the Semantic Web Activity) released a first public working draft of a query language for RDF, called SPARQL , whose specification does not include RDF Schema.
Semantics and Complexity of SPARQL
I thank Bernd Schroers for answering questions, pointing out references and for comments on the draft of this paper.
Dual generators of the fundamental group and the moduli space of flat connections
Hrushovski, Valued fields, metastable groups, draft, 2004.
Groups, measures, and the NIP
Acknow ledgements : The author would like to thank John Stembridge for bringing references and to his attention and for his comments on an earlier draft of this note.
A note on exponents vs root heights for complex simple Lie algebras
I would like to thank the authors of the generators, Bryan Webber and Marco Cavagli`a, for useful comments on the first draft of this paper.
Comparison of Black Hole Generators for the LHC
We would also like to thank Oleg Verbitsky for pointing out some errors in the draft version of this paper.
On the Computational Complexity of Defining Sets
PIMS hosted a February 2007 visit by the author during which the preliminary draft of this paper was completed.
The scaling limit of Fomin's identity for two paths in the plane
Expander Graphs and their Applications. book draft, available on the web, 2006.
Generalized zig-zag products of regular digraphs and bounds on their spectral expansions
Skea, “A review of the relativistic static fluid sphere”, 1998, unpublished draft.
Buchdahl-like transformations for perfect fluid spheres
We also thank Michael Wichura for carefully reading an earlier draft and pointing out a mistake in our original proof of Lemma 11.
Occupation Statistics of Critical Branching Random Walks in Two or Higher Dimensions
The semester-long communications with Barton Zwiebach on the draft of [Zw], spring 2003, improved my understanding of the physical fundamentals of string theory.
Azumaya-type noncommutative spaces and morphisms therefrom: Polchinski's D-branes in string theory from Grothendieck's viewpoint
I am grateful to Marc Baus for several useful comments on an early draft of this paper.
Density functional theory of inhomogeneous liquids. I. The liquid-vapor interface in Lennard-Jones fluids
Hrushovski, Valued fields, metastable groups, draft 2003.
On NIP and invariant measures
The author would like to express his heartfelt thanks to Doron Zeilberger for patiently explaining the umbral transfer matrix method, for many discussions, and for reading and correcting earlier versions of the draft.
The Half-Perimeter Generating Function of Gated and Wicketed Ferrers diagrams
We would like to especially thank an anonymous referee, Gundart Anna and Uli Wagner for carefully reading earlier drafts of this paper and making many helpful remarks.
The fundamental group of random 2-complexes