[ draw-ing-in ]

noun,plural draw·ings-in.
  1. 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

Words Nearby drawing-in

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How to use drawing-in in a sentence

  • The evening was drawing-in, cold and windy; and suddenly remembering that he must be back by tea-time, he rose up to return.

    St. Winifred's | Frederic W. Farrar
  • The drawing-in of the carriage in a sense causes the other two operations to be performed.

    The Story of the Cotton Plant | Frederick Wilkinson
  • Across the room at one of the "drawing-in frames" I see the figure of an unusally pretty girl with curly dark hair.

    The Woman Who Toils | Mrs. John Van Vorst and Marie Van Vorst
  • The world knows not—cares not—for its tiny life is but a thread in the warp of the great drawing-in Machine.

    The Bishop of Cottontown | John Trotwood Moore
  • I, ah—” began Kingsley—“Er—well, I never heard of a beginner starting on a drawing-in machine.

    The Bishop of Cottontown | John Trotwood Moore