line drawing

noun

Definition of line drawing 

: a drawing made in solid lines

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The Arnona neighborhood was on the front line during the 1948 Israeli-Arab war, and the building straddles the armistice lines drawn the following year between Israel and Jordan, with the property jutting into what was once no-man’s land. Loveday Morris, Washington Post, "New U.S. embassy in Jerusalem: A stone plaque and $400,000 in renovations, for now," 8 May 2018 Under the lines drawn after the 2010 Census, that figure was more than 50 percent. Herb Jackson, USA TODAY, "How Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez won: Ultra-liberal pitch drew first-time voters in changing district," 27 June 2018 On this day, Arpaio's lines drew laughter and applause across the room. Yvonne Wingett Sanchez, azcentral, "At 86, Joe Arpaio's Senate run worries GOP voters. His response: Age doesn’t mean anything," 6 July 2018 There’s no firm line drawn between slumber and reality. Wesley Morris, New York Times, "‘Atlanta’ Skips a Grade," 11 May 2018 Pink lines drawn onto the photo reveal that editors decided to crop out a woman sitting on the mayor’s right side. Brigit Katz, Smithsonian, "The Archives of Historic Black Newspapers Are Going Digital," 11 June 2018 The broader point, which will hit home with Chicagoans frustrated by air pollution that drifts over from Indiana’s steel mills, is that regions are more complex than lines drawn on a map. Blair Kamin, chicagotribune.com, "Chicago in Venice: A first look at the U.S. pavilion at the Venice Architecture Biennale," 23 May 2018 Some agents grew up on both sides of the frontier, or still have family in Mexico, or have romantic relationships that somehow disregard the hazy line drawn along the Rio Grande. Simon Romero, New York Times, "Border Patrol Memoir Ignites Dispute: Whose Voices Should Be Heard From the Frontier?," 19 May 2018 To take back the majority in the House this November, political scientists calculate Democrats will have to win the popular vote by an extra 7 to 11 percent to overcome lines drawn by Republicans to keep them out. Amber Phillips, Washington Post, "Ohio voters just made gerrymandering more trouble than it’s worth," 9 May 2018

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1891, in the meaning defined above

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line drawing

noun

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: a drawing made only with lines

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