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(1) A request that a lender advance funds under a construction or other future-advances loan.

(2) A periodic request by a contractor or subcontractor for a portion of the contract price for a job, usually according to the percentage of completion of the work and the cost of materials and labor.

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The three teenagers draw straws to see who will be project manager - it's Cameron - and horses are carefully assayed for calmness and tractability.
Brandt of Albert Einstein College of Medicine in New York said the procedure has become so commonplace that his nurses have become inured to it, and no longer have to draw straws when a patient arrives for fecal implantation.
While Minnie Driver and co all bravely draw straws to decide which of them must make the ultimate sacrifice for the sake of the others, Clem's mind is elsewhere.
The decision to test had been announced several months before the competition, and when the athletes arrived in the Bahamas for the contest, they were told that they would draw straws and that the men who drew the two short straws would be tested.
At any age, they can draw straws or throw dice to decide who gets first choice, then insist that the other son gets the next turn.
Did you draw straws to see who gets to talk to Thrasher?