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Meaning of DRAFF

 
Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. \Draff\, n. [Cf. D. draf the sediment of ale, Icel. draf
    draff, husks. Cf. 1st {Drab}.]
    Refuse; lees; dregs; the wash given to swine or cows;
    hogwash; waste matter.
    
          Prodigals lately come from swine keeping, from eating
          draff and husks.                         -- Shak.
    
          The draff and offal of a bygone age.     -- Buckle.
    
          Mere chaff and draff, much better burnt. -- Tennyson.
    
    
  2. \Draff\, n. [The same word as draught. OE. draught, draht,
    fr. AS. dragan to draw. See {Draw}, and cf. {Draught}.]
    1. The act of drawing; also, the thing drawn. Same as
       {Draught}.
    
             Everything available for draft burden. -- S. G.
                                                   Goodrich.
    
    2. (Mil.) A selecting or detaching of soldiers from an army,
       or from any part of it, or from a military post; also from
       any district, or any company or collection of persons, or
       from the people at large; also, the body of men thus
       drafted.
    
             Several of the States had supplied the deficiency by
             drafts to serve for the year.         --Marshall.
    
    3. An order from one person or party to another, directing
       the payment of money; a bill of exchange.
    
             I thought it most prudent to deter the drafts till
             advice was received of the progress of the loan. --
                                                   A. Hamilton.
    
    4. An allowance or deduction made from the gross veight of
       goods. -- Simmonds.
    
    5. A drawing of lines for a plan; a plan delineated, or drawn
       in outline; a delineation. See {Draught}.
    
    6. The form of any writing as first drawn up; the first rough
       sketch of written composition, to be filled in, or
       completed. See {Draught}.
    
    7. (Masonry)
       (a) A narrow border left on a finished stone, worked
           differently from the rest of its face.
       (b) A narrow border worked to a plane surface along the
           edge of a stone, or across its face, as a guide to the
           stone-cutter.
    
    8. (Milling) The slant given to the furrows in the dress of a
       millstone.
    
    9. (Naut.) Depth of water necessary to float a ship. See
       {Draught}.
    
    10. A current of air. Same as {Draught}.
    
    
 

 

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