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drawboy

[draw-boi] /ˈdrɔˌbɔɪ/
noun
1.
an apparatus for controlling and manipulating the harness cords on a power loom.
2.
a boy who operates and controls the harness cords of a draw-loom.
Origin of drawboy
1725-1735
1725-35; draw + boy
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  • Thus the drawboy and the reader of designs were both at once superseded.

    Self-Help Samuel Smiles
  • That ended and the weaving begun, she took to questioning Cimarron the drawboy.

    In the Days of the Guild Louise Lamprey

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