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drawing-in

[draw-ing-in] /ˈdrɔ ɪŋˈɪn/
noun, plural drawings-in.
1.
the act or process of threading warp ends through the heddle eyes of the harness and the dents of the reed according to a given plan for weaving a fabric.
Origin of drawing-in
1835-1845
1835-45; draw in + -ing1
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  • Is the system better off as respects the drawing-in process?

    Readings in Money and Banking Chester Arthur Phillips
  • “You should have said ‘Got it,’ sir,” grumbled the man, with a drawing-in of his breath as if in pain.

    Jack at Sea George Manville Fenn
  • The world knows not—cares not—for its tiny life is but a thread in the warp of the great drawing-in Machine.

    The Bishop of Cottontown John Trotwood Moore
  • These form the simplest and most common method of drawing-in.

    Theory Of Silk Weaving Arnold Wolfensberger
  • At five in the morning there is a drawing-in of the fleet to Pelican Portage.

    The New North Agnes Deans Cameron
  • The evening was drawing-in, cold and windy; and suddenly remembering that he must be back by tea-time, he rose up to return.

    St. Winifred's Frederic W. Farrar
  • In sheer delight Travis kept slipping to the drawing-in room door to watch her work.

    The Bishop of Cottontown John Trotwood Moore
  • I, ah—” began Kingsley—“Er—well, I never heard of a beginner starting on a drawing-in machine.

    The Bishop of Cottontown John Trotwood Moore
  • Across the room at one of the "drawing-in frames" I see the figure of an unusally pretty girl with curly dark hair.

    The Woman Who Toils Mrs. John Van Vorst and Marie Van Vorst
  • The drawing-in of the carriage in a sense causes the other two operations to be performed.

    The Story of the Cotton Plant Frederick Wilkinson

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