[ noun ] (writing) writing a first version to be filled out and polished later
Used in print(Randall Stewart, "A Little History, a Little Honesty: A...)
New_Englanders were a_bit sensitive on the subject of their complicity in Negro slavery at the time of the drafting of the Declaration_of_Independence , as Jefferson explained in his `` Autobiography '' : `` The clause reprobating the enslaving the inhabitants of Africa was struck_out in complaisance to South_Carolina and Georgia , who had never attempted to restrain the importation of slaves , and who on_the_contrary still wished to continue it .
[ noun ] (work,business) the craft of drawing blueprints
Used in print(James Bryant Conant, Slums and Suburbs...)
These opportunities are to be found in certain cities in such crafts as auto_mechanics , carpentry , drafting , electrical_work , tool-and-die_work , and sheet-metal work .