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  • n. Alternative spelling of draftiness.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. See draftiness.


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  • The draughtiness and civilization of the new huts compared with the

    Fanny Goes to War

  • Now as a general rule the Sappers do not live in the trenches, but go up there each day and most nights, the remainder of the time being spent in dwellings of dubious sanitation and indubitable draughtiness a mile or so in rear.

    No Man's Land

  • Herr Baumann says that the houses high up on the mountain have double walls between which there is a free space; an arrangement which may serve to minimise the extreme draughtiness of an ordinary

    Travels in West Africa

  • In the interests of research, I've recently test-driven a pair of Rikas (slouchy cut, longer and looser in the leg than Kylie's), and it felt as normal and comfortable as wearing jeans - once I'd got used to the draughtiness.

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  • But the German Ocean was bleak and cold, and my experiences in it were even more harrowing than elsewhere; I can imagine nothing more dispiriting to a small boy than to be dragged down over a harsh beach in an old-fashioned British bathing-machine, its damp floor covered with gritty sand, with a tiny window too high up for him to look out of; undressing in the cold draughtiness and trying to hang up his clothes on pegs too high for him to reach; being tossed from side to side, and forward and backward, meanwhile, by the irregular jerking and swaying of the dismal contrivance, drawn by the amphibious horses of the region; until at last he hears the waves begin to dash against it, and it comes to a pause in

    Hawthorne and His Circle


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