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  • verb Past participle of draw; Obsolete spelling of drawn.


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  • 3573: With his Sword drawne, foam'd at the mouth, and swore

    Cymbeline (1623 First Folio Edition) 1623

  • 3261: Nor you my brother, with your true sword drawne

    Troilus and Cressida (1623 First Folio Edition) 1623

  • "Treason, treason," &c., and that the Cittie was in an uprore, in such sort (as it is told) that the whole court was raised and almost in armes, the Earle of Arundell running to the Bed-chamber with his sword drawne as to rescue the King's person. '"

    Christmas: Its Origin and Associations Together with Its Historical Events and Festive Celebrations During Nineteen Centuries William Francis Dawson

  • The roome, which was a low parlour, being well searched with candles, the top of my great boothose was found at a hole, in which they had drawne all the rest.

    A Legend of Montrose 2008

  • The Courtaines being close drawne about the bed, although the season was exceeding hot, they having lighted Torches in their hands; drew open the Curtaines, and shewed the Bishop his Provoste, close snugging betweene the armes of Ciutazza.

    The Decameron 2004

  • Madam Jaquemina, perceiving that her husband spake very reasonably, and was no more offended at the matter; stept side with him behinde the drawne Curtaines, untill they should awake of themselves.

    The Decameron 2004

  • If I had remembred so much (said the Host) before the Curtaines were drawne, I could have lodged his Monkes in the Corne-lofts, and then both you and I might have slept where now they doe.

    The Decameron 2004

  • And having drawne them over upon the Table, the summe containing truly two hundred Crownes

    The Decameron 2004

  • That shee had long time dwelt in Sicily with his Father, and afterward at Perouse; recounting also, at what time she came thence, and the cause which now had drawne him to Naples.

    The Decameron 2004

  • Her Husband returning home in the very instant; shee caused Lambertuccio to run forth with a drawne sword in his hand, and (by that meanes) made an excuse sufficient for Lionello to her husband.

    The Decameron 2004


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