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.
“I thought it was the unexpected that happens,” Hungerford drawled, languidly.
“Ya-as, Cappin,” drawled out the lieutenant, with a coolness strongly in contrast with his excited manner on entering the glade.
“You sure know how to shoot a surprise into a fellow, old-timer,” he drawled.
"In that case the experience may not seem so unpleasant to-morrow," drawled Silence.
“Claude has spoken a good deal about you, Mr. Conlan,” 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.