"The poet's got the best of it, as usual," drawls the chorus.
Of course I knew something must be wrong to make drawls hurry like that.
Benedicite once occurs as a word of five syllables, where Theseus drawls it out to express his wonder, A 1785.
"But how slow you are, drawls," his wife called, with an accent of wonder.
"drawls, I cannot help what everybody thinks of me," she said plaintively.
“Very aimiable of you I must say, my dears,” drawls out Mrs Rothwell.
"I hardly think I see it in that light," drawls Florence, affectedly.
The game can be made more intensive by the leader if he drawls out the "r" in either Crows or Cranes.
The lisps and drawls returned as if by magic, and the turf became the subject of interest about which they were consulting.
He drawls his talk along, as a usual thing—but to-day he spoke up real crisp and peart.
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.