sight draft

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n sight draft a draft payable on presentation
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Sight draft an order, or bill of exchange, directing the payment of money at sight.
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Usage

In literature:

And we're drawing a sight draft on you gents.
"When Egypt Went Broke" by Holman Day
It is a draft at sight on disaster; it is bolting the bitter pills of vice with none of the gilding.
"Parisians in the Country" by Honore de Balzac
I have been changing it into sight-drafts, and we can put on our wings at a moment's notice.
"The Son of Clemenceau" by Alexandre (fils) Dumas
Bill of Lading with Sight Draft Attached is a call for the money before the purchaser can take the products from the freight office.
"Every Step in Canning" by Grace Viall Gray
SIGHT DRAFTS ON ALL CITIES IN EUROPE.
"Memories" by Fannie A. (Mrs.) Beers
It was a draft upon his banker for ten thousand pounds, payable at sight.
"Mark Hurdlestone" by Susanna Moodie
He may be solvent, but he cannot meet a sight draft.
"Creative Chemistry" by Edwin E. Slosson
I could see no risk in paying him this draft on sight.
"Police!!!" by Robert W. Chambers
A heavy deposit, subject to a sight-draft, is the only position of strength.
"How to Succeed" by Orison Swett Marden
If God is in your debt, you can meet the Devil's sight drafts on demand.
"Oklahoma Sunshine" by Freeman E. (Freeman Edwin) Miller
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
He never draws against shipments, but holds on, and sells sight drafts, thus making the exchange.
"Continental Monthly, Vol. III, No IV, April 1863" by Various
DRAFT ON ACCOMAC WAS PROTESTED AT SIGHT.
"The Orpheus C. Kerr Papers. Series 3" by Robert H. Newell
He had heard about sight drafts and wanted me to help him prepare one.
"Backlash" by Winston Marks
I saw them all off, holding my valuable sight drafts, the day he set sail out of Carlisle Bay.
"Caribbee" by Thomas Hoover
I'll arrange for a sight-draft.
"The Tower of Oblivion" by Oliver Onions
Probably a large proportion of such credits requires that drafts be drawn at sixty or ninety days' sight.
"Readings in Money and Banking" by Chester Arthur Phillips
Got a sight draft from the Bank of Eros.
"The Siege of the Seven Suitors" by Meredith Nicholson
You know that you draw sight drafts on the universe daily.
"The Locusts' Years" by Mary Helen Fee
The only chance of balancing it seemed to be by sight draft on Shamus' wagon or an entry of war.
"Buffalo Land" by W. E. Webb
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In news:

Or, you can go off in quest of your own personal Elvis sighting, at the Army depot where the newly drafted King shipped out.
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