Definitions

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  • n. A resort; refuge; a place of shelter; that which stands one in stead.
  • n. A newsmonger's house; a place or person resorted to by idlers; a hangout.

Etymologies

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Partly from Middle English todrawen ("to draw toward, allure"), equivalent to to +‎ draw, and partly from Middle English todrawen ("to draw away, distract, tear apart"), equivalent to to- +‎ draw. More at todraw.

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