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draw

(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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"We must draw once more before we are too weak even to eat," he whispered.
"You can draw if you want to, you know," Kearns warned him.
Kearns, with every eye upon him, looked at his two-card draw, counted the other three to dispel any doubt of holding more than five cards, and wrote on a betting slip.
He likewise examined his draw and counted his five cards.
"I had the best hand before the draw, and I still guess I got it."
"Mebbe this is a case where a hunch after the draw is better'n the hunch before," Kearns remarked; "wherefore duty says, 'Lift her, Jack, lift her,' and so I lift her another five thousand."
"I was in nine thousand before the draw, and I saw and raised eleven thousand--that makes thirty.
IN A HIGH-STAKES SITUATION WHERE you're trying to defend yourself or others, it's hard enough to perform a standard draw. But injury or other factors such as fighting off an attacker or trying to protect a third party may require you to draw and shoot with only one hand.
These prizes come as part of the bank's monthly draws, alternating between RO1,000 and RO500 per winner every month, across all branches.
Draws for earlier rounds had seen Charlton pulled out of the hat twice, confusion over which teams were at home and away, and criticism over the decision to hold a draw in Beijing at 4.15am UK time.
Commenting on the new scheme's Branch Guaranteed Draws, Khamis al Rahbi, senior AGM of branches and retail sales at Bank Sohar, said, "One of the most appreciated aspects of last year's scheme by our customers was our branch-specific draws conducted in various branches throughout the year as well as the branch-wide year-end draw, through which we ensured having winners from every branch.
Across the course of their past six matches - the barometer by which Premier League 'form' is measured - Newcastle have picked up seven points, with two wins and a draw.