The published poem differs quite a bit from earlier drafts.
You may want to seal the windows with plastic to stop drafts. Verb
The two countries are drafting a treaty.
The drama club drafted three teenagers to be in the parade.
The legislature debated drafting more soldiers.
The new rule prohibits teams from drafting players under 18. See More
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The draft also lays out options for better managing reuse and refill schemes, while still promoting higher recycling rates.—WIRED, 18 Sep. 2023 But with free agency and the expansion draft around the corner, the organization is looking to develop a bottom-up culture, in many ways representing the origins of Cousins’ Reading FC teams.—Sven Karabegovic, The Salt Lake Tribune, 18 Sep. 2023 With respect to the draft NPR-A rule, that was put out as well as the decision to cancel the leases in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, again, both of those measures have their own independent authorities as well as rationale.—Riley Rogerson, Anchorage Daily News, 17 Sep. 2023 Despite the losses, both quarterbacks did some good things in their NFL debuts after Stroud was taken second overall in this year’s draft and Richardson was selected two picks later.—Mark Heim | Mheim@al.com, al, 17 Sep. 2023 This summer, the FDA published draft guidance for researchers designing clinical trials for psychedelic drugs.—CBS News, 16 Sep. 2023 The intense crackdown that followed has largely stifled the protest movement, with new detentions and draft laws being discussed in anticipation of the anniversary.—Yuliya Talmazan, NBC News, 16 Sep. 2023 The proposed law, first reported by Bloomberg, was first released in a draft of revisions from the Standing Committee of China’s legislature.—Bradford Betz, Fox News, 6 Sep. 2023 That led to him being selected by the Browns in the third round of the 2016 NFL draft.—Steve Gardner, USA TODAY, 6 Sep. 2023
First round:Cincinnati Reds draft Wake Forest pitcher Rhett Lowder in first round of 2023 MLB Draft
The Reds’ draft picks who sign with the team will report to Goodyear, Arizona, for post-draft camp before reporting to minor league affiliate teams.—Charlie Goldsmith, The Enquirer, 12 July 2023 Tune did a pre-draft workout with the Cowboys.—Joseph Hoyt, Dallas News, 13 Apr. 2023 Jake Chisholm Chisholm, who was a standout running back at Ryle High School before a collegiate career at the University of Dayton, will participate in the Cincinnati Bengals local pre-draft workout later this month.—Shelby Dermer, The Enquirer, 6 Apr. 2023 At 6-foot-2 and turning 23 before the next NBA season gets underway, Sasser will have size and age working against him throughout the pre-draft process.—Josh Criswell, Chron, 25 Mar. 2023 Even without the knee injury, Hooker has other questions to answer in the pre-draft process.—The Indianapolis Star, 6 Mar. 2023 At the time, the COVID-19 pandemic had already wiped out his best chance at finding a professional basketball job in the U.S., his pre-draft workouts and summer plans completely altered when his college career ended on a Sunday and the world stopped March 11, 2020, three days later.—Dan Woike, Los Angeles Times, 3 Oct. 2022 Former Auburn player Jabari Smith Jr. talks with members of the media after his pre-draft workout with the Orlando Magic.—Khobi Price, Orlando Sentinel, 18 June 2022 Although my pre-draft plan was to build a balanced roster, Ohtani was certainly worth grabbing at a discount.—Steve Gardner, USA TODAY, 9 Mar. 2023
The Forest Service, in conjunction with the other agencies, drafted the Bull Run Fire Management Plan, which prioritizes protecting the drinking water source.—Gwozniac, oregonlive, 8 Sep. 2023 The law may owe more to model legislation drafted by the group National Right to Life Committee, as the legal historian and University of California law professor Mary Ziegler has written, which suggests giving the attorney general this power.—Melissa Gira Grant, The New Republic, 7 Sep. 2023 More:Ranking quarterbacks drafted by the Indianapolis Colts Andrew Luck
Sept. 9, 2012: 23-of-45 for 309 yards, 1 touchdown and 3 interceptions in a 41-21 loss to the Chicago Bears
Luck was also sacked 3 times and lost a fumble.—Scott Horner, The Indianapolis Star, 7 Sep. 2023 The Jets’ Sauce Gardner, drafted fourth overall in 2022, is the ideal model for Gonzalez.—Nicole Yang, BostonGlobe.com, 7 Sep. 2023 In addition to Denzel Ward, the Browns drafted Dawand Jones and Luke Wypler, and safety Ronnie Hickman made the team as an undrafted free agent.—Tim Bielik, cleveland, 7 Sep. 2023 But O'Donnell and Abbott are the two UVA players the Reds have taken of the 14 Cavs drafted in the past three years.—Dave Clark, The Enquirer, 7 Sep. 2023 The front office decided to invest in its offense by improving its offensive line by drafting Darnell Wright with the 10th overall pick and giving Fields weapons, such as trading for receiver DJ Moore.—Jordan Mendoza, USA TODAY, 7 Sep. 2023 Both Charlotte natives, Ayesha and Stephen have called Oakland, California their home since the NBA star was drafted by the Warriors in 2009.—Natasha Dye, Peoplemag, 6 Sep. 2023 See More
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Noun, Adjective, and Verb
Middle English draght; akin to Old English dragan to draw — more at draw