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  • v. Simple past tense and past participle of draught.


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  • The City Council had voted a sum of 3,000,000 dols. to provide substitutes for the conscripts to be draughted from the city.

    Foreign and Colonial News

  • The period of service for which the militia were "draughted" would expire December 9.

    Sea Power in its Relations to the War of 1812 Volume 2

  • I've lost count of the number of times down the years I've been draughted in to discuss how to regenerate a community which is often in its turn steadfastly resistant to any hint of such a thing being done to it.

    46 entries from January 2008

  • I would think that ships probably were a factor in logistics, on the logic that this was the case in the better-documented later Norse wars, and seventh-century ships were also shallow-draughted and capable of shifting men and supplies long distances by sea and navigable river.

    Early medieval armies: numbers

  • A functioning harbour, at least for shallow-draughted vessels;

    Chester in the seventh century: surviving infrastructure

  • If this is correct, it implies that the harbour was still capable of taking trading shipping at a useful volume, at least for shallow-draughted ships like those used by the Norsemen, until at least the tenth century.

    Chester in the seventh century: surviving infrastructure

  • The Tinker joined the Royal Marines as a Boy Bugler at the age of 14 in May 1939 and within weeks of the outbreak of war he was draughted to the battleship HMS Iron Duke up in Scapa Flo.

    The Day War Broke Out

  • **Won't be holding my breath for this MP to admit that he was actually wrong, after all a bit of American bashing taken from a poorly draughted story in The Independent is all the "facts" that an MP needs.

    Archive 2008-07-01

  • The amendments to both bills were draughted after consultation with 15 major financial institutions: Johannesburg Stock Exchange,

    ANC Daily News Briefing

  • And the shallow-draughted Ore did indeed sail in on an estuary mirror-smooth, with the oars out for the last stretch to take the little ship clear up to the wharf of Ynys Witrin, the Isle of Glass, almost in the shadow of the palace walls of Melwas, its king.

    The Wicked Day


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