drawer

Definitions

  • Dovetailed Drawer Construction
    Dovetailed Drawer Construction
  • WordNet 3.6
    • n drawer a boxlike container in a piece of furniture; made so as to slide in and out
    • n drawer an artist skilled at drawing
    • n drawer the person who writes a check or draft instructing the drawee to pay someone else
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Additional illustrations & photos:

Table Construction: Upper Drawer Rail of Table Dovetailed into Left Front Leg Table Construction: Upper Drawer Rail of Table Dovetailed into Left Front Leg
The Fixing of a Drawer Rail, Seen From Below The Fixing of a Drawer Rail, Seen From Below
Drawer Mechanism Drawer Mechanism
Opening for Drawer Cut Out of Front Rail of Table Opening for Drawer Cut Out of Front Rail of Table
Construction of the Drawer Construction of the Drawer
OAK CHEST OF DRAWERS OAK CHEST OF DRAWERS
CHEST OF DRAWERS CHEST OF DRAWERS

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Goethe couldn't stand the sound of barking dogs and could only write if he had an apple rotting in the drawer of his desk.
    • drawer A sliding box or receptacle in a case, which is opened by pulling or drawing out, and closed by pushing in.
    • drawer An under-garment worn on the lower limbs.
    • drawer One who delineates or depicts; a draughtsman; as, a good drawer .
    • drawer One who draws a bill of exchange or order for payment; -- the correlative of drawee.
    • drawer One who draws liquor for guests; a waiter in a taproom.
    • drawer One who, or that which, draws
    • drawer That which is drawn
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n drawer One who draws, as one who takes water from a well, or liquor from a cask; hence, formerly, a waiter.
    • n drawer One who or that which attracts.
    • n drawer One who draws a bill of exchange or an order for the payment of money.
    • n drawer A box-shaped receptacle, as for papers, clothes, etc., fitted into a piece of furniture, as a bureau, a table, a cabinet, etc., in such a manner that access to it is had by drawing or sliding it out horizontally in its guides or frame.
    • n drawer plural An undergarment worn on the legs and lower part of the body by both sexes.
    • n drawer One who draws warp-threads through heddles. preparatory to putting them into the loom.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Drawer he or that which draws: one who draws beer or fetches liquor in a tavern: a thing drawn out, like the sliding box in a case:
    • Drawer (pl.) a close under-garment for the lower limbs
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Quotations

  • Lord Byron
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    “I have imbibed such a love for money that I keep some sequins in a drawer to count, and cry over them once a week.”

Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
A later form of Drag.

Usage

In literature:

Lydia pulled open a drawer of the table and took out a large sheet of Windsor board.
"The Angel of Terror" by Edgar Wallace
The drawer front is placed in the vice, and the drawer side held upon it, whilst the saw blade is placed in the saw kerf and drawn smartly forward.
"Woodwork Joints" by William Fairham
He looked into the drawers swiftly.
"The Woman in Black" by Edmund Clerihew Bentley
The largest of these cases she snatched, throwing the contents back into the drawer.
"The Lion's Mouse" by C. N. Williamson and A. M. Williamson
His mother kept it perhaps in the unconfessed drawer where love-tokens were treasured.
"The Works of Guy de Maupassant, Volume VIII." by Guy de Maupassant
Dey jus' wore one piece in summer, no drawers or nothin'.
"Slave Narratives: A Folk History of Slavery in the United States" by Work Projects Administration
The one shelf has a partition in its center with a door on one side and two small drawers on the other.
"Mission Furniture" by H. H. Windsor
I believe I could climb right into one of Highboy's drawers, or even into the jar where Grandpa keeps his tobacco.
"The Cat in Grandfather's House" by Carl Henry Grabo
The detail of one drawer is shown, giving the length and width, the height being that of the top drawer.
"Mission Furniture" by H. H. Windsor
When she had finished, she unlocked a drawer in her desk and taking out a book, handed it to Blue Bonnet.
"Blue Bonnet in Boston" by Caroline E. Jacobs
The drawers may be made next.
"Mission Furniture" by H. H. Windsor
The drawer was opened and ransacked, as were also the other drawers belonging to the table.
"Cousin Henry" by Anthony Trollope
With Estelle's assistance, she drew the chest of drawers across it.
"Chatterbox, 1906" by Various
Gloria released the little doll she had held throughout the interview and let it fall back, out of sight, into her desk drawer.
"Hex" by Laurence Mark Janifer (AKA Larry M. Harris)
Dr. Woggs opened a drawer in his bookcase, and took out a little jar, filled with a kind of yellow powder.
"Proud and Lazy" by Oliver Optic
I seized my hat and, clapping it on my head, I stopped only to sweep the papers into the desk drawers and hurried toward the elevator.
"The Blue Wall" by Richard Washburn Child
She applied it to one of the drawers of the desk.
"Hope and Have" by Oliver Optic
The clerk went out, to return with two long file drawers.
"Final Weapon" by Everett B. Cole
It had a shell, inlaid in maple, in the front, and the parquetry, also, ran around the edges of the drawers and up the sides.
"In Her Own Right" by John Reed Scott
One day when, in view of her departure, she was tidying a drawer, something pricked her finger.
"Madame Bovary" by Gustave Flaubert
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In poetry:

The maiden went, an open note
Within the drawer lay—
She saw, she knew the name below,
A lady light and gay.
"A Ballad" by Janet Hamilton
Its drawers are full, a final resting place
For scented, yellowed linens, scraps of clothes
Foe wives or children, worn and faded bows,
Grandmothers' collars made of figured lace;
"The Sideboard" by Arthur Rimbaud
It is a high, carved sideboard made of oak.
The dark old wood, like old folks, seems kind;
Its drawers are open, and its odours soak
The darkness with the scent of strong old wine.
"The Sideboard" by Arthur Rimbaud
O Rose! who dares to name thee?
No longer roseate now, nor soft, nor sweet;
But pale, and hard, and dry, as stubble-wheat,—-
Kept seven years in a drawer—-thy titles shame thee.
"A Dead Rose" by Elizabeth Barrett Browning
Here I read till I'm quite into Ecstasies carry'd,
As soon as the Sun peeps into my Garret;
There, out of the reach of ill Fate, and Disaster,
I sit; and the Drawer's as great as his Master.
"A Search After Wit; Or, A Visitation Of The Authors" by Richard Ames
"And now, then,"
The man said, as the empty drawer again
Slid to its place, he bending over it,--
"Now, then, Jack Janitor, before we quit
Our entertainment for the evening, tell
Us where you hid the ribbons--can't you?"
""Little Jack Janitor"" by James Whitcomb Riley

In news:

An armed man robbed a Tacoma gas station early this morning and made off with the cash drawer , police said.
My mother shared with me at a young age the value of drawer sachets.
No loose screws in Team NOVA's 'junk drawer .
Branding is about creating neat tabs, folders and drawers in the minds of customers into which relevant product information can be placed.
Multiple drawers and dividers provide numerous setups to meet the needs of specific professions, from carpenter to electrician, to HVAC installer.
Smooth rolling drawers allow easy operation and can carry up to 425 pounds of equipment.
"Junk Drawers " seem to be a common thing in America.
So do you keep a "Junk Drawer " and What Does It Mostly Contain.
and " Drawer Boy" by Filament Theatre Ensemble.
Multiple drawers and dividers provide endless setups to meet the needs of specific professions, from carpenter to electrician to HVAC installer.
Mike Knuble keeps his Stanley Cup rings in a drawer .
Pass-through drawers offer two-sided convenience.
Its two drawers act like four, because they open from both sides.
Dovetail the drawers , using a standard jig.
Top Drawer to hold holiday workshop Sunday.
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In science:

This black box is given to the second player, who has to find the value of k by computing δ (k , x) for different values of x (i. e., by opening different drawers to check whether the ball is in it).
The quantum speed up as advanced knowledge of the solution
We cannot say that reading the content of K at the end of the algorithm determines the content of X , namely that choosing the drawer to hide the ball in determines the drawer the ball is found in – this would be the classical game with no mutual determination.
The quantum speed up as advanced knowledge of the solution
For the same reason we cannot say that reading the content of X determines the content of K , that looking inside a drawer at the end of the algorithm creates the ball in it.
The quantum speed up as advanced knowledge of the solution
We arrange the N drawers in a matrix of √N columns and √N rows.
The quantum speed up as advanced knowledge of the solution
Software licenses will be managed, including who has access to which license, and where (on which computer) the software is installed. Locations are all the places in which things are stored, which includes the various types of rooms in the university, as well as lockers, and cabinet drawers.
Software Requirements Specification of the IUfA's UUIS -- a Team 3 COMP5541-W10 Project Approach
Publication bias: The "File Drawer" problem in scientific inference. Journal of Scientific Exploration, 14, 91-106. Schonemann, P. H., & Scargle, J. D. (2008). A Generalized Publication Bias Model.
A brief history of the Fail Safe Number in Applied Research
Now, once they reach the walls they fall into one of two drawers, say A and A′ for the Alice wall, and B and B ′ for the Bob wall.
Bell inequality and complementarity loophole
Each of the drawers contains two boxes: the right one and the left one.
Bell inequality and complementarity loophole
Once Alice or Bob hear a sound of a ball falling into her or his drawer they open it and give a result “+1” if they find the ball in the right box and “−1” if they find it in the left one.
Bell inequality and complementarity loophole
Each drawer defines a binary random variable: A, A′ for the Alice wall and B , B ′ for the Bob one.
Bell inequality and complementarity loophole
We assume that both Alice and Bob can freely exchange the locations of the drawers.
Bell inequality and complementarity loophole
So, for example, Alice can cross the possible paths of the balls which move towards her drawers according to the scheme shown at Fig. 2.
Bell inequality and complementarity loophole
In either case the probability that the drawers will be exchanged is pA for Alice and pB for Bob.
Bell inequality and complementarity loophole
The experiment with the drawers formally resembles the Aspect-type experiment with the optical switch.
Bell inequality and complementarity loophole
Obviously, we could use also the other procedure by directing the balls which move towards the “wrong” drawers into the “right” ones.
Bell inequality and complementarity loophole
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