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undraw

[uhn-draw] /ʌnˈdrɔ/
verb (used with object), undrew, undrawn, undrawing.
1.
to draw open or aside:
to undraw a curtain.
verb (used without object), undrew, undrawn, undrawing.
2.
to be drawn open or aside.
Origin of undraw
1350-1400
1350-1400; Middle English undrawen to withdraw; see un-2, draw
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  • The heavy curtains were undrawn, and a grey gloom filled the chamber.

  • That there had been no duel was clear from the fact that Erris Boyne's sword was undrawn.

    No Defense, Complete Gilbert Parker
  • There was a bright light in the sitting-room, and the curtains were undrawn.

    Jan Vedder's Wife

    Amelia Edith Huddleston Barr
  • The curtains were undrawn, and the expression of the house made to look like morning.

    Jude the Obscure

    Thomas Hardy
  • After this is done, the skeleton and internal organs of the undrawn bird may be removed, leaving the flesh intact.

    Woman's Institute Library of Cookery, Vol. 3 Woman's Institute of Domestic Arts and Sciences
  • This, combined with the undrawn blinds, argued a departure early in the morning.

  • The curtains were undrawn, and without the trees stood ghostly and bare against the pale grey sky.

    Antony Gray,--Gardener Leslie Moore
  • The blind was undrawn, and the faint glimmer of the late dawning was stealing into the room, and scaring the shadows back.

    Mattie:--A Stray (Vol 2 of 3) Frederick William Robinson
  • Another way of disposing of the undrawn threads is to cover them with a kind of darning stitch, as illustrated in fig. 117.

  • To hold the moneys of the United States in deposit, without making compensation for the undrawn balances.

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