It will take an hour of your time to draw up the decree and issue it.
Yet, let us anticipate the argument that traitors might draw up.
The President has requested that the Pentagon draw up plans for a no-fly zone over Syria, The Daily Beast's Josh Rogin reports.
They could lower a tiny, thimble-sized cup into a glass or pitcher and draw up their own drinking water.
He called Stephens several times during that trip, in an effort to draw up a settlement agreement.
Twenty-one barons were appointed Lords Ordainers, to draw up ordinances for the government of the country.
On an impulse he ordered the cabbie to draw up to the curb and purchased a newspaper.
As we were about to rise, I said it would be as well to draw up the decree at once, and M. le Duc d'Orleans approved.
When it is finished, you must draw up the thread tight, and then commence another.
He must also support his own witnesses, and, therefore, must draw up two lines of battle.
c.1200, spelling alteration of Old English dragan "to drag, to draw, protract" (class VI strong verb; past tense drog, past participle dragen), from Proto-Germanic *draganan "carry" (cf. Old Norse draga "to draw," Old Saxon dragan, Old Frisian draga, Middle Dutch draghen, Old High German tragen, German tragen "to carry, bear"), from PIE root *dhragh- (see drag (v.)).
Sense of "make a line or figure" (by "drawing" a pencil across paper) is c.1200. Meaning "pull out a weapon" is c.1200. To draw a criminal (drag him from a horse to place of execution) is from early 14c. To draw a blank "come up with nothing" (1825) is an image from lotteries. As a noun, from 1660s; colloquial sense of "anything that can draw a crowd" is from 1881 (the verb in this sense is 1580s).
game or contest that ends without a winner, attested first in drawn match (1610s), of uncertain origin; some speculate it is from withdraw. Draw-game is from 1825. As a verb, "to leave undecided," from 1837.