noun, plural draw·ings-in.

the act or process of threading warp ends through the heddle eyes of the harness and the dents of the reed according to a given plan for weaving a fabric.

Origin of drawing-in

1835–45; draw in + -ing1
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Examples from the Web for drawing-in

Historical Examples of drawing-in

  • The drawing-in of the carriage back to its original position.

  • “You should have said ‘Got it,’ sir,” grumbled the man, with a drawing-in of his breath as if in pain.

    Jack at Sea

    George Manville Fenn

  • Is the system better off as respects the drawing-in process?

    Readings in Money and Banking

    Chester Arthur Phillips

  • At five in the morning there is a drawing-in of the fleet to Pelican Portage.

    The New North

    Agnes Deans Cameron

  • These form the simplest and most common method of drawing-in.

    Theory Of Silk Weaving

    Arnold Wolfensberger