from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A tube that slides within another tube, as in a small hand telescope.


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  • The limb and body tube are made of nickel-plated brass (not illustrated), and the drawtube is engraved with three rings at one-inch intervals.

    unknown title 2009

  • Get or make a screened single-toke utensil (crater diameter: 1 / 4 "; screen at 3 / 16" depth) offering 25-mg. single servings, with a long flexible drawtube so you can see how things are proceeding in the crater while you draw slow (like a hatha yogi) from the remote mouthpiece. Main RSS Feed 2009

  • The drawtube holding the eyepiece is a cardboard tube, which was left over from a roll of 'Glad-wrap', also covered with the same sticky-backed material as used on the main tube.

    Museum Blogs 2009

  • Lieutenant Eaton steadied the captain’s telescope and twisted the brass drawtube to focus the image: nine men were positioning the rowboat under the crack in the cliff.

    ‘Fragment’ 2009


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