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Draw, v. Also: drawe, drau(e, drave. P.t. dreuch (dreuth), drewch, drewgh; drew(e, dreu, drev, drw(e. P.p. drawyn, -in, -en, dravin(g; drawne, draun; (y)draw. [ME. drawe, draȝe, early draȝen, OE. draᵹan, ON. draga.]
I. 1. tr. To pull with some strength or force; to drag.(a) 1375 Barb. xv. 277.
The kyng his schippis thar gert draw c1420 Wynt. vi. 1964.
Tymbyr thare-till to drawe … he Gert mony oxin gadryd be a1500 Seven S. 1778.
Wnder the myrour lyis wele lawe Mair gold than all the hors will drawe c1515 Asl. MS. I. 170/4.
He will draw with him till his caif ane lyoun or a libberd 1501 Doug. Pal. Hon. Prol. 32.
The hors quhilk drawis … The assiltrie and goldin chair of price Of Tytan c1500-c1512 Dunb. Tua Mar. W. 356.
The cappill … Sa curtasly the cart drawis 1560 Rolland Seven S. 4847.
The carage hors that wald draw wanis & cartis(b) 1375 Barb. iv. 372.
Thai … Vnder ane bra thair galay dreuch [E. drewch] Ib. xix. 566.
Mony palȝeownys doun thai drew c1400 Troy-bk. ii. 669.
They drew the hors … Within the gret cite of Troye Ib. 880.
Of [the] temple … Hectoris wyf … He dreugh 1517 Treas. Acc. V. 122.
To xiiij pynoris quhilk drew the artalȝar in the castel at the Kingis cuming to this toun(c) c1420 Wynt. v. 4777.
This kerlyng gert this pape be drawyn A quhill wyth hors Ib. vii. 546.
A grene tre fra the rote wes sawyn, And fra it a space wes drawyn ?1438 Alex. i. 3066.
He had leuer to be slane Or hangit, or with hors be drawin 1492 Myll Spect. 286/13.
He … maid … the said Egestus to be drawn all in pecis with four wyld horsis 1513 Treas. Acc. IV. 518.
Ane cran drawin with viij oxin and ane hors 15.. Clar. iii. 1781.
Sir Thomas … was … damnit to be drawin ilke lith from uther 1585 James VI Ess. 62.
With other thre [steeds], quhilk Phaeton had dravvin
b. absol. To be engaged in dragging or hauling. Also fig. a1400 Leg. S. xvii. 277.
There [= thir] cysteris drev wele in a lyne. That this [= thus] endyt in a tyme c1420 Wynt. i. 1619.
Hors he gert bath drwg and drawe 1456 Hay I. 240/1.
The ox may nocht wele drawe in the pleuche bot gif he have a falowe a1500 Henr. Fab. 2742 (B).
His hors … he mone len to the laird To drug and draw in cairt and cariege c1500-c1512 Dunb. Tua Mar. W. 79.
When I gottin had ane grume, … Ȝaip,.and ȝing, in the ȝok ane ȝeir for to draw 1531 Bell. Boece II. 269.
I sall gar him draw like ane avir in ane cart 1536 Lynd. Answ. Flyting 28.
The day wyll cum, … That ȝe wyll draw at laiser with ȝour feiris 1558-66 Knox II. 369.
Ane ox to draw in the pleuch [gave] xx markis a1598 Ferg. Prov. (1641) 20 b.
Weill worth aw, that gars the plough draw
2. To pull with slight or sufficient force. Also with advs. as out, up.(a) 1375 Barb. xvii. 674.
In hye he gert draw the cleket 1456 Hay I. 102/3.
As dois the gardinere that may nocht draw out the evill herbes … bot gif he tak sum gude with a1500 Henr. Fab. 307.
Our wickit ennemye evir is reddye … To draw his nett Ib. 2002.
Thow wenis to draw the stra befoir the cat a1500 Seven S. 905.
Strik of my hed & to thé draw My body c1500-c1512 Dunb. Tua Mar. W. 426.
I … drawis my clok forthwart over my face quhit a1540 Freiris Berw. 531.
Draw thy handis bayth in to thy sleif 1554–5 Edinb. B. Rec. II. 308.
For twa greit Danskin towis to draw up the tymmer 1560 Rolland Seven S. 1698.
Lat beif not fra ȝow draw, quhill that ȝe get ȝour roist 1596 Dalr. II. 43/7.
Sche bendis to the dur, and drawis the barr(b) 1375 Barb. vii. 468.
The hund … can hym ta Be the nek and till hym dreuch c1420 Wynt. ii. 41.
Thare in he set a brade arowe, That to the howkis wpe he drwe Ib. v. 1145.
Owt off his sterape he wyth that Drw his fute a1500 Henr. Fab. 744.
He dowkit him … Quhill he wes deid, syne to the land him dreuch a1500 Seven S. 2490.
In the schip thai ȝud And drewe wp saile 1513 Doug. viii. Prol. 160.
He … drew me doun dern in dolf by a dyke a1500 Peblis to Play 163.
Be the fute scho gat him [And] all be dirtin drew him out(c) a1400 Leg. S. xl. 1329.
That fellone … Bad his curting vpe suld be Drawine, the lycht for to se ?1438 Alex. i. 2641.
Wichtly reskewit thay Gaudifeir, And hes him drawen out of the preis c1475 Wall. iv. 235.
A loklate bar, was drawyn ourthourth the dur 1533 Boece ix. xvi. 328.
His body eftir certane dais with clekis was drawin to land 1596 Dalr. I. 100/9.
Rawe salmonte, new drawen out of the flude 1617 Elgin Rec. II. 152.
Ordenis that all the seattis in the kirk be dravin in, and nocht to imped the entress to the kirk flowir
b. To pull (a weapon) out of the sheath. 1375 Barb. vii. 207.
He … drew his suerd out and thame met c1400 Troy-bk. ii. 814.
One hym he russhed … With swerd in-to hys hond all drawyn ?1438 Alex. i. 3110.
He his brand Had nakit drawin c1475 Wall. i. 231.
Wallace … The bludy knyff bar drawin in his hand a1500 Gol. & Gaw. 706.
Schort suerdis of scheith smertly thay dreuch a1500 Seven S. 568.
He drewe his knyf & slewe him thare 1513 Doug. vii. xi. 130.
Thar swerdis now … He maid thame furth be draw and oft assay 1610 Misc. Hist. Soc. II. 191.
He … dreu his dagar to stob my father at vnwars 1656 St. A. Baxter Bks. 125.
Ane of the bretherin … being … convict of drawin ane knyff to Patrik Walkar
c. absol. To draw a bow. Also of the bow: To carry. ?1438 Alex. ii. 5100.
Porrus auysed him and than drew, The poun he hit richt on the hede Ib. 1412.
The battellis come than on a raw, Bot als fer as ane bow mycht draw, Durst nane approche
d. To pull or tug (the hair). a1400 Leg. S. xxxviii. 93.
His wyfe … Rafe hyre clathis and drew hyre hare 1566 Inverness B. Rec. I. 138.
The said Elspet … set vpon hyr and drew her hayr
e. To move (a piece) on the chess-board. Also absol., to make a move. ?1438 Alex. ii. 3823.
The Bauderane … to his poun ane knicht drew syne Ib. 3845.
He tuke his rouk in hand And wald haue drawen, as thocht he than Ib. 3893.
Now draw wysly, for mister is
f. With implied adverb: To pull up or out, to take away, etc. c1475 Wall. i. 90.
Leit breggis doun, and portcules thai drew a1499 Contempl. Sinn. 1001.
Thai drewe him on the croce with violence 1513 Doug. i. iv. 101.
Quhen hungir thus with metis was chasit away, And dischis drawin 1533 Boece v. vi. 175 b.
Trebellius … gart draw thame on the gallous 15.. Lichtoun Dreme 44.
Quhill thai had drawin the burd and said the grace 1553–4 Edinb. B. Rec. II. 285.
For xviij faddome of tow to draw the watter 1555 Stirling Ant. IV. 219.
John Allan drew cavillis for his fourt pairt of a tenement of land 1570 Sat. P. xiii. 63.
The bischoppis … on a croce on lenth and breid him drew
g. To stretch (cloth). 1543 Edinb. B. Rec. II. 114.
That na maner of walker … that walkis ony hewitt clayth … draw nocht the samyn on na sort 1563–4 Ib. III. 177.
[That no person] draw clayth, ding, calk, crech, flaill or caird clayth [etc.]
h. To ornament or band (a garment) by applying a different material. 1531 Crim. Trials I. 276.
Ane pair of hois … For ij elne taffate, to draw thame and nerf thame c1550 Rolland C. Venus i. 124.
His hois thay war … All thortour drawin with taffateis of blew 1551–2 Treas. Acc. X. 48.
Thre elnis … small cambreche claytht to draw furtht the slevis of hir gounes Ib. 70.
Item, vj quarteris crisp to draw the slevis of hir goune a1585 Maitl. Q. i. 27.
Thair wovin hois of silk ar schawin Burrit aboue with tafteis drawin 1580 Treas. Acc. MS. 34.
Quheitt taffaty of the cord to … draw out the quheitt doublait
3. a. To bring up (breath) from the lungs; to bring out or utter (a sound); to breathe (air). 1375 Barb. iv. 199.
He na mocht His aynd bot with gret panys draw c1420 Wynt. iv. 740.
Thai war … sa for-tyryd … That quheyne had tume his eynde to drawe 1513 Doug. i. vi. 115.
The voce drawand deip from his breist within Ib. 141.
I trast weill at thou … Drawis this hailsum ayr … to thy weilfair Ib. ii. v. 72.
Ane hevy murmour, as it was draw Furth of the boddum of his breste 1533 Bell. Livy I. 54/31.
Thay haue indignatioun that ȝe may owder speik or draw ȝoure aynde a1585 Maitl. Q. xciv. 1.
Heir they stayd, till they had drawen thair breath
b. To cause to flow, rise, be carried, etc. 1375 Barb. xix. 621.
‘Schir’, said he, ‘we haf drawyn blude’ 14.. Acts I. 301/3.
Blude drawyn vnder the aand is thrid part les of al thir gangand befor 1456 Hay II. 158/12.
So drawis the naturale hete of mannis body the humouris fra the stomak to the hede c1460 Wisd. Sol. 355.
The somer … drawis vp fra the seye the fres watter agane c1568 Lauder Minor P. i. 475.
Except of thame ye do nocht draw the blude 1596 Dalr. II. 118/21.
That mony walde be drawne heidlingis into the deip swallie of … vice
c. To lead (water) in channels; to make (ditches). c1420 Wynt. iv. 101.
He gert be drawyn dykis depe Abowt the wallys Ib. 259.
Than gert he drawe that revere all In to foure hundyre and sexty smalle And narrow swyrlis a1500 Gol. & Gaw. 239.
Ane wane … beside ane reveir With doubill dykis bedene drawin our all 1480 Acta Conc. 60/2.
He suld nocht draw the said myl damme throu the saide landis 1542 Reg. Cupar A. II. 208.
[He] sall draw and clenge the stankis within his boundis
d. To remove or transfer; to lead or guide. c1420 Wynt. vi. 224.
Charlys the Empryoure … gert the Unyversyte Fra Rome to Parys drawin be c1475 Wall. iv. 430.
Fast on to Tay his buschement can he draw Ib. ix. 1387.
Scho … prewaly thaim in drew Till a clos bern
e. To bring by force or compulsion. c1420 Wynt. v. 2475.
He bad als that nane sulde draw Clerkis for to suffyr law Befor iugis secular 1622-6 Bisset I. 47/11.
That kirkmen … sall nocht be drawin befoir prophane judges
4. To let out the entrails of (a person); to disembowel as a traitor or criminal. 1375 Barb. i. 278.
Sum thai hangyt, and sum thai drew Ib. ii. 455.
He … for dispyte bad draw and hing All the prisoneris c1420 Wynt. vi. 1762.
That traytoure thareon he Fyrst drawyn, syne gert hangyd be Ib. vii. 100.
Hys Lord mycht, wyth the lawe, Hym, as he wald, bathe hang and drawe a1500 Henr. Fab. 2626.
It wer almous thé for to draw and hing a1500 Seven S. 364.
My son sall be hangit & drawin c1515 Asl. MS. I. 269/17.
The tratouris that slew him war hangit, drawin, and quarterit
5. To deliver a blow or stroke. c1475 Wall. ii. 34.
On his braid bak of ony wald he thoile, Bot for a grot, als fast as he mycht draw Ib. 408.
Our thourch his rybbis a seker straik drewe he Ib. xi. 112.
The fyrst leit draw at Wallace with his sith
6. a. To bring in, introduce. c1420 Wynt. ii. 889.
For-thi was myn intentyoune Amange the eyldys thame to drawe Ib. vi. 5.
Off this tretys … the dyte Here drawys in a dystynctyowne
b. To take over by translation. c 1400 Newbattle Chart. MS. (Reg. H.).
This is the iust cowpe drawin out of Laytene c1420 Wynt. i. Prol. 29.
Allsua set I myne intent … Thare matere in tyll fowrme to drawe Off Latyne in tyll Ynglys sawe
c. To take out, by extracting, citing, or deleting.(1) c1420 Wynt. v. 5681.
The exaltatyowne festyvalle Off the croys wes usualle Tane and drawyn off that story c1460 Thewis Gud Women 305.
Sindry documentis … Quhilk thai drew out of bukis old c1515 Asl. MS. I. 245/1.
Heir begynnis ane tractat drawin owt of the scottis cronikle 1526 Reg. Privy S. I. 525/2.
Ane respet to Cuthbert Cunynghame … contenit and drawin of Cuthbert of Glencarnis signatour of respet 1551 Hamilton Cat. 12.
Foure familiar exempills drawin fra the haly scripture 1581 Hamilton Cath. Tr. 160 b.
Quhy haue ȝe not cottit the places of ȝour bybill, quhair out thai ar drauin?(2) 1512 Reg. Privy S. I. 374/1.
That ȝe … defeis, adnul and draw the sammyn [charter] furth of our chekker rollis for evir 1512 Justiciary Rec. III. 316.
Clerk of oure iusticiary, it is our will … that ȝe defeis & draw furth of our adjornall George Campbel [etc.] 1609 Skene Reg. Maj. 168.
The justice clerk, suld receiue for ilk man cleinged be ane assise … and drawne furth of the rollis, four pennies
d. To bring together, collect, assemble. 1531 Bell. Boece II. 163.
He drew all the confusit lawis of Scotland in ane compendius volumen Id. Livy I. 104/141.
This assemblance and convencioun of pepill drawin be Terquyne
II. 7. To lead or bring over (a person) to some action, state, etc., by persuasion or other inducement. 1375 Barb. i. 248.
Fre liking to leyve or do That at hys hart hym drawis to 1456 Hay I. 18/23.
He drewe, with his … fair langage, the Emperour … to trow in his opyniouns Ib. II. 99/18.
Draw to thé at all thy powere the hertis of thi subjectis 1513 Doug. xii. x. 149.
Repentyng sair … That he had nocht requirit him and draw Or than to be his mawche and son in law 1533 Boece ii. iii. 60 b.
Quhen diuers … war to his opinioun drawin, aganis his derrest eme he conspirit 1558-66 Knox II. 424.
No small travell wes maid, to haif drawin sum mynisteris to the factioun of the courtiouris 1596 Dalr. I. 72/15.
That he sulde drawe that people to sum amitie, and to sum bande of freindschip bring thame c1650 Spalding I. 170.
All this he wes drawin to suffer and behold most patientlie
b. To lead away, detach, from some person, state, etc. Also with away. a1400 Leg. S. i. 640.
Wemen, at thu drawis fra Thare husbandis c1420 Wynt. i. 376.
Quhen mannys thoucht wes … drawyn all fra Goddys wyll Ib. v. 4796.
The Pape … be prechyng Hym drw fra herrytykys fals techyng ?1438 Alex. i. 2747.
War nocht the furriouris … We suld nocht … Be drawin to-day fra the battale 1562-3 Winȝet I. 41/11.
Drawing the peple and ȝour selfis fra our trew Hierusalem a1578 Pitsc. I. 71/14.
Thay could never be so easie drawin fre all ciuell discoird a1570-86 Maitl. F. clxxix. 56.
Eschewand plesour as ane pest Quhilk drawis from the king of kingis 1596 Dalr. II. 256/29.
Sa he now … was drawin away with his awne affectiounis
c. To induce to go or come. c1420 Wynt. ii. 358.
The folk … Tyll Egypt that tym drawyn were, To by wyttaylle ?1438 Alex. ii. 2893.
Vthir sall in buschment byde … To draw furth Gaudifere and Betys 1531 Bell. Boece I. 114.
That they micht draw the Romanis to the said place quhair thair ambuschement wes laid
8. To put (land, etc.) in pledge; to offer or present as security. 1375 Barb. i. 625.
Thar till into borwch draw I Myn herytage all halily Ib. 628.
Sen he in bowrch hys landis drewch a1400 Leg. S. xviii. 724.
The fygure [= image] … That I in borrowgange can draw Ib. 967.
For I kepit nocht The borrowgane I drew hyr in 14.. Acts I. 39/2.
Gif a burges drawys ane othir burges in borowgang and the dettur deis 1456 Peebles B. Rec. 113.
For his borrou mall paying the said Gorg drauys his land in plegis 1466 Acta Aud. 6/1.
Alexander lorde Glammys has drawin him self, his landis, and gudis law borghe that his moder [etc.] 1471 Acta Aud. 22/2.
In the quhilk soume the said Cuthbert drew thaim in borowgang for him to Patric Baroune 1489 Ib. 120/1.
Robert … has drawin him self his landis and gudis lawborghe that William … salbe … scathles of him
b. To bring forward (as a witness). ?1438 Alex. ii. 85.
To witnes dar I draw Venus
9. a. To lead or bring to or into a specified state or condition. 1375 Barb. vii. 175.
The body vorthis hevy … And to slepe drawis hevynes c1420 Wynt. v. 2596.
Quha that haldys hym in the lawe, Till hycht hys meiknes will hym drawe Ib. vi. 377.
Honowre drawys till dygnyteis Be wertu oftsys 1562-3 Winȝet II. 81/19.
Forsamekle as sum blasphemous bairdis … wald draw the cunning auctour thairof in a contemp 1558-66 Knox I. 392.
Thair wickit purpoise … to have drawin our brethren … in cummer 1622-6 Bisset I. 235/31.
Considering how that his maiesties subiectis … ar oftymes drawin in greit inconvenientis be sindrie charges direct against theme 1641 Aberd. B. Rec. I. 259.
Thairby … draveing thameselffis and thair pairties to extraordinarie paines and charges
b. To get into one's hands; to acquire. c1420 Wynt. v. 4978.
The land off Ytaly He drew hale till his senyhowry Ib. viii. 2674.
Castell bath and wallyd town He drew till hys possessyown c1500-c1512 Dunb. xxii. 68.
Jok … Can now draw him ane cleik of kirkis
10. To put in writing; to compose. Also with up. c1450-2 Howlat 989.
Thus for ane dow of Dunbar drew I this dyte c1515 Asl. MS. I. 153/3.
Heir followis the diuisioun of all the warld callit the cart, schortly drawyn in ynglis c1550 Rolland C. Venus iii. 103.
Luik Virgill weill into … his Georgiks and Bucolikis weill drawin Id. Seven S. Prol. 40.
We wald ȝe drew Sum dialog, or argument that is best 1657 Inverness Presb. 295.
That a call might be dravin vp for Mr Robert Rosse
b. To contrive or plan; to arrange. 1570 Sat. P. xv. 97.
Ye Lords, that now this draucht hes drawin 1572 Ib. xxxvi. 98.
Judas … Ane vyler draucht nor thow did neuer draw 1596 Highland P. I. 164.
Thairefter he and I drew ane tryst to Donolych
c. To delineate, depict. a1585 Maitl. Q. lxxxiv. 14.
For wysest workis of all we sie in colours to be drawin 1637 Antiq. Aberd. & B. IV. 127.
Haveing brought with thame three great brods, with the armes of Phillorth drawin vpon the same
11. To amount or extend to (a certain sum). 1498 Halyb. 169.
Lowssit Robart Rynd 2 stekis off wellus, the quhilk drawis 29 li. 1504 Rec. Earld. Orkney 76.
We … layd at his part drew thre mark and halff 1505 Exch. R. XII. 673.
A stak of ber castyn, the pruf drew to ij ferlotis ij peccis 1517 Fife Sheriff Ct. 79.
Of the cane foulis the thre sextene-partis drauis iiij s. iiij d. 1538 Aberd. B. Rec. MS. XVI. 601 (J).
Als mekill woll for viij s. the stane as drawis to xviij s.
III. 12. refl. To remove or betake (oneself) from or to a place, etc. 1375 Barb. v. 183.
Syne he drew him to the hicht, To stynt bettir his fais mycht c1420 Wynt. iv. 756.
I gyve yowe for counsaille That yhe … drawis youe to yhone hill on hicht 1456 Hay II. 132/10.
All bestis and foulis drawis thame till holis and boris a1500 Bernardus 311.
Fra company, my swet sone, draw thé swycht To thi chalmer a1500 Gol. & Gaw. 110.
The tothir drew hym on dreigh, in derne to the dure c1500-c1512 Dunb. G. Targe 277.
Eschame thar of, and draw thé out of sicht Id. xx. 14.
Fra vyle folkis draw thé far on syd 1531 Bell. Boece I. 45.
The Scottis … drew thaim to thair harnes and wappinnis a1570-86 Maitland Maitl. F. xxi. 9.
Lordis lattis thair kitchingis cule, And drawis them to the abbay 1631 Craig v. 5/27.
I drew me darne to the doorefig. c1420 Wynt. v. 2593.
Quha that wyll draw hym on hycht, Lawch downe behowys hym for to lycht c1460 Thewis Wysmen 351.
Quhen wysmen drawis thaim to gud verkis
13. intr. To move, make one's way, proceed to or from a place, etc. Also with advs., as abak, nere.(a) 1375 Barb. viii. 59 (E).
Sum … Sa gret martyrdome on thaim has maid That thai gan draw to woyd the place c1420 Wynt. i. 202.
A chyld bade hym he sulde draw nere, Quhare that he sayde he sawe a dere c1460 Wisd. Sol. 531.
All elyk … drawis till a law place downwart, quhen thai de a1500 Henr. Fab. 1696.
All wyld beistis … Drawis for dreid vnto thair dennis deip Ib. 1704.
The lark … Than drawis furth fra derne c1500-c1512 Dunb. lxxiii. 10.
Walk furth, pilgrame, … draw to thy dwelling-place 1513 Doug. ii. iv. 10.
Twa gret lowpit edderis … Fast throu the flude towart the land gan draw Ib. iii. ix. 20.
He … fra his pays begouth abak to draw 1535 Stewart 43904.
That causit ws to leif the wildernes And draw to toun a1568 Scott xxvii. 33.
Quhen scho growis heich, I draw on dreich a1578 Pitsc. II. 158/17.
Part of thame [were] drawand ower the watter to the congregatioun 1596 Dalr. II. 145 marg.
Baith drau to Floudoun hil, Inglis and Scotis(b) 1375 Barb. iii. 711.
Othir schippys, that war thar-by, Deliuerly drew to the depe a1400 Leg. S. xvii. 14.
Schawand [= sowing] Goddis sede, scho drev Towarte Arle c1420 Wynt. v. 2022.
In to the chapell … He yheid, and drewe in cumpany Till Crystyn men c1450-2 Howlat 170.
Ȝit endurand the daye to that deir drewe Swannis … swetest of swar c1475 Wall. iii. 404.
Towart the toune thai drew with all thair mayn 1513 Doug. ii. vii. 32.
Estonyt with the word, abak he drewch Ib. vii. Prol. 138.
The schot I closit, and drew inwart in hy a1500 Peblis to Play 202.
Thay gadderit out of the toun, And neirar him thai dreuche
b. To extend or stretch out. 1490 Irland Mir. I. 78/24.
Mony trowis that it [Paradise] is vndir the cirkile equenoxiale, drawand to the orientale and est part of that climat
14. To come or approach to a certain state or condition.(a) c1420 Wynt. v. 824.
To dede quhen he begouth to drawe 1456 Hay II. 129/33.
All nature is than mare drawand to hete and drouthis Ib. 132/15.
Ane ald wyf … for elde drawand to the poynt of dede c1420 Ratis R. 1343.
Quhether thow to wyce or vertew draw c1460 Thewis Gud Wemen 269.
For natur drawis euer to kynd a1500 Henr. Orph. 71.
Quhen he was auld, sone to manhed he drewe a1570-86 Kennedy Maitl. F. lxxi. 8.
Honour with age to everie vertew drawis c1552 Lynd. Mon. 4237.
This warld, I wait, is drawand to ane end(b) 1375 Barb. x. 781.
He to sa gret vorschip dreuch, That all spak of his gret bounte c1420 Wynt. ii. 1261.
First tyl lordschipe quhen he drewe, Hys newo in tyll ire he slewe Ib. v. 5346.
Quhen that he knewe That till hys endyng nere he drewe 1596 Dalr. II. 199/15.
Quhen this amang the peple was spred, the hail cuntrie drue to pairties [L. in factiones](c) 1513 Doug. xiii. x. 100.
Wery of hys lyfe, and far in age ydraw 1516 Edinb. B. Rec. I. 165.
Becaus he may nocht sustene himself … for greit eild that he is drawin to
15. To come over, become attached to a person; to have recourse to. c1420 Wynt. ii. 1373.
Message he send … And bade that thai sulde tyll hym drawe And oys his custome Ib. viii. 2118.
Fra he thus the schyrrawe slwe, Scottis men fast till hym drwe 1456 Hay II. 49/11.
Sa that men that had nede of his help suld … draw till him for help Ib. 151/31.
Leve evill vicis … , and draw to wys men
16. To approach in point of time. c1420 Wynt. iv. 458.
Quhen it nere drewe to the nycht a1500 Henr. III. 157/49.
O febill aige, ay drawand neir the dait Of dully deid a1500 Rauf C. 38.
Be that it drew to the nicht, The kyng lykit ill a1508 Kennedy Pass. Christ 939.
Quhen none drew neir, he cryit twis, Ely! c1552 Lynd. Mon. 5507.
Quhen sic wonderis dois appeir, Men may be sure the day drawis neir 1560 Rolland Seven S. 10390.
The time of day drew neir all bownit to dine
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