Definitions

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  • n. An overdraft.
  • n. A series of flues in a furnace; the current of air forced through them.

Etymologies

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over- +‎ draught

Examples

  • By the time he was entitled to his diploma, he was satisfied that the overdraught upon his vitality had been so great, during his college years, as utterly to unfit him for the field of action on which, but a twelvemonth before, he had been so desirous to enter.

    The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 17, No. 104, June, 1866

  • Mistakes, most serious and fatal, have come from lack of conscience as well as of faith in such exigencies -- drawing on one fund to meet the overdraught upon another, hoping afterward to replace what is thus withdrawn.

    George Müller of Bristol And His Witness to a Prayer-Hearing God

  • Returning from Ex just after pay day and going into the Sparkasse on camp at Wilders and being chased out by Frau Rockett "You shtink Herr Speedkuff, kom and discuss your overdraught viz me ven have hat dusche!"

    Army Rumour Service

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