from The Century Dictionary.
- noun In weaving, the operation of arranging the threads of yarn in the loops of the heddles.
- noun In bookbinding, the process of covering the boards of a book-cover with leather.
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Again Nalasu waited, until the rustlings of a fresh drawing-in of the circle could be heard, whereupon Nalasu, Jerry accompanying him, picked up all his arrows and moved soundlessly half-way around the circle.
CHAPTER XVIII 2010
But the afternoon ran on without incident until the bluish drawing-in of dusk.
This disagreement in print is not especially surprising: published attacks on published works, public rebuttals and the drawing-in of others occur in all genres of eighteenth-century writing. reference Nor was this the only attack, real or imagined, which involved Watin.
He was liked and he liked being liked; he had, in fact, a habit of existence eminently unsuited to the drawing-in of horns.
On Forsyte 'Change 2004
All it did give me, in its majestic proportions, and its undignified death, was an interval of respite, of nerve-calming patience, a deep breath-taking perception of life passing, a drawing-in of the faith and industry that had designed and built here four hundred years earlier.
Decider Francis, Dick 1993
The looming of warps involves the hanging of the healds vertically in a drawing-in frame.
Chapter 6 1983
Talking about your mother doing the drawing-in at home, they must have been real hard up to find workers if they had ...
Meggie was lying on the bed, wide-eyed and giving no indication of pain except for an occasional spasm of her hands, a drawing-in of her body.
The Thorn Birds McCullough, Colleen 1977
If the Earth grew from a small nucleus to its present size by the extremely gradual drawing-in of innumerable small masses in its neighborhood, the process would always be slow; much slower at first when the small nucleus had low gravitating powers, more rapid when the body was of good size and the store of materials to draw upon plentiful, and gradually slower and slower as the supply of building materials was depleted.
These form the simplest and most common method of drawing-in.
Theory of Silk Weaving A Treatise on the Construction and Application of Weaves, and the Decomposition and Calculation of Broad and Narrow, Plain, Novelty and Jacquard Silk Fabrics Arnold Wolfensberger