Drawn work
Drawn Drawn, p. p. & a. See {Draw}, v. t. & i. [1913 Webster]

{Drawn butter}, butter melter and prepared to be used as a sort of gravy.

{Drawn fowl}, an eviscerated fowl.

{Drawn game} or {Drawn battle}, one in which neither party wins; one equally contested.

{Drawn fox}, one driven from cover. --Shak.

{Drawn work}, ornamental work made by drawing out threads from fine cloth, and uniting the cross threads, to form a pattern. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • drawn work — drawn′ work or drawn′work n. clo embroidery done by removing some threads from a fabric and stitching around the open areas in various designs. Also called drawn′ thread′work [[t]ˈθrɛdˌwɜrk[/t]] • Etymology: 1585–95 …   From formal English to slang

  • drawn work — ornamental work done by drawing threads from a fabric, the remaining portions usually being formed into lacelike patterns by needlework. [1585 95] * * * drawnˈ threadˈ work or drawn work noun Ornamental needlework done by pulling out some of the… …   Useful english dictionary

  • drawn work — (also drawn thread work) noun ornamental work on fabric done by drawing out threads, usually with additional needlework …   English new terms dictionary

  • drawn work — ornamental work done by drawing threads from a fabric, the remaining portions usually being formed into lacelike patterns by needlework. [1585 95] * * * …   Universalium

  • drawn-work — …   Useful english dictionary

  • Drawn — Drawn, p. p. & a. See {Draw}, v. t. & i. [1913 Webster] {Drawn butter}, butter melter and prepared to be used as a sort of gravy. {Drawn fowl}, an eviscerated fowl. {Drawn game} or {Drawn battle}, one in which neither party wins; one equally… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Drawn battle — Drawn Drawn, p. p. & a. See {Draw}, v. t. & i. [1913 Webster] {Drawn butter}, butter melter and prepared to be used as a sort of gravy. {Drawn fowl}, an eviscerated fowl. {Drawn game} or {Drawn battle}, one in which neither party wins; one… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Drawn butter — Drawn Drawn, p. p. & a. See {Draw}, v. t. & i. [1913 Webster] {Drawn butter}, butter melter and prepared to be used as a sort of gravy. {Drawn fowl}, an eviscerated fowl. {Drawn game} or {Drawn battle}, one in which neither party wins; one… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Drawn fowl — Drawn Drawn, p. p. & a. See {Draw}, v. t. & i. [1913 Webster] {Drawn butter}, butter melter and prepared to be used as a sort of gravy. {Drawn fowl}, an eviscerated fowl. {Drawn game} or {Drawn battle}, one in which neither party wins; one… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Drawn fox — Drawn Drawn, p. p. & a. See {Draw}, v. t. & i. [1913 Webster] {Drawn butter}, butter melter and prepared to be used as a sort of gravy. {Drawn fowl}, an eviscerated fowl. {Drawn game} or {Drawn battle}, one in which neither party wins; one… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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