Drawback means: A loss of advantage, or deduction from profit, value, success, etc.; a discouragement or hindrance; objectionable feature.
Drawback means: Money paid back or remitted; especially, a certain amount of duties or customs, sometimes the whole, and sometimes only a part, remitted or paid back by the government, on the exportation of the commodities on which they were levied.
Drawbar means: An openmouthed bar at the end of a car, which receives a coupling link and pin by which the car is drawn. It is usually provided with a spring to give elasticity to the connection between the cars of a train.
Drawbar means: A bar of iron with an eye at each end, or a heavy link, for coupling a locomotive to a tender or car.
Drawbench means: A machine in which strips of metal are drawn through a drawplate; especially, one in which wire is thus made; -- also called drawing bench.
Drawbolt means: A coupling pin. See under Coupling.
Drawbore means: A hole bored through a tenon nearer to the shoulder than the holes through the cheeks are to the edge or abutment against which the shoulder is to rest, so that a pin or bolt, when driven into it, will draw these parts together.
Drawbore means: To make a drawbore in; as, to drawbore a tenon.
Drawbore means: To enlarge the bore of a gun barrel by drawing, instead of thrusting, a revolving tool through it.
Drawboy means: A boy who operates the harness cords of a hand loom; also, a part of power loom that performs the same office.
Zythum means: A kind of ancient malt beverage; a liquor made from malt and wheat.
Zythepsary means: A brewery.
Zythem means: See Zythum.
Zymotic means: Designating, or pertaining to, a certain class of diseases. See Zymotic disease, below.
Zymotic means: Of, pertaining to, or caused by, fermentation.
Zymosis means: A zymotic disease.
Zymosis means: A fermentation; hence, an analogous process by which an infectious disease is believed to be developed.
Zymose means: Invertin.
Zymophyte means: A bacteroid ferment.
Zymosimeter means: An instrument for ascertaining the degree of fermentation occasioned by the mixture of different liquids, and the degree of heat which they acquire in fermentation.
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