drawˈing-frame noun
A machine in which carded wool, cotton or the like is drawn out fine
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  • drawing frame — noun or draw frame : a machine for combining and drawing slivers of a textile fiber (as of hemp for rope manufacture or cotton for spinning) * * * Textiles. a machine used to attenuate and straighten fibers by having them pass, in sliver form,… …   Useful english dictionary

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  • Frame (Zeitschrift) — Frame – the Great Indoors ist eine europaweit zweimonatlich erscheinende Fachzeitschrift mit Themenschwerpunkt Innenarchitektur, Design und Architektur. Sitz der Radaktion ist in Amsterdam. Früher trug sie den Untertitel: „The International… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Drawing board — A 19th century architect at the drawing board A drawing board (also drawing table, drafting table or architect s table) is, in its antique form, a kind of multipurpose desk which can be used for any kind of drawing, writing or impromptu sketching …   Wikipedia

  • frame — I. verb (framed; framing) Etymology: Middle English, to benefit, construct, from Old English framian to benefit, make progress; akin to Old Norse fram forward, Old English fram from Date: 14th century transitive verb 1. to construct by fitting… …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • frame a picture — encase a painting or drawing in a protective border …   English contemporary dictionary

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