And [then he] drawled: 'Boys, just spend it till you waste it.'
Today, it is difficult to convey—much less comprehend—that slow, drawled, hazy small-town atmosphere of mid-century Washington.
CNBC host Donny Deutsch drawled, “Women want to be her and men want to mate with her.”
"Reckon you're the meanest cuss in these woods," drawled Jim.
Grant laid a finger upon his arm and drawled his solution of a trivial mystery.
“Ya-as, Cappin,” drawled out the lieutenant, with a coolness strongly in contrast with his excited manner on entering the glade.
"If he'll trail around with us for a while we may show him some of it here," he drawled.
"In that case the experience may not seem so unpleasant to-morrow," drawled Silence.
"I'm afraid I shouldn't be much good at the job," he drawled.
"Ya-as," drawled Deppy, with a look which was meant to convey the impression that he did not know who the deuce he was addressing.
1590s, perhaps from Middle Dutch dralen, East Frisian draulen "to linger, delay," apparently an intensive of the root of draw (v.). Or else a native formation along the same lines. Related: Drawled; drawling. As a noun from 1760.