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1) draft. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001
...Often the drawer and the drawee of a draft are the same person. A sight draft is payable immediately on presentation to the drawee; a time draft is payable at a fixed...

2) draft riots. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001
...American Civil War, mob action to protest unfair Union conscription. The Union Conscription Act of Mar. 3, 1863, provided that all able-bodied males between the ages...

3) draft horse. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001
...Draft horses originated in central Europe, where their domestication preceded the Roman invasion. Popular breeds include the Belgian, Clydesdale, Percheron, and Shire,...

4) selective service. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001
...Conscription was established (1863) in the U.S. Civil War, but proved unpopular (see draft riots). The law authorized release from service to anyone who furnished...

5) vacuum cleaner. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001
...The draft passes through a filter bag which traps the particles, and the flow of air is then discharged back into the atmosphere. In some machines the electric motor...

6) Percheron horse. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001
...Flemish origin, but also containing some Arabian blood (see Arabian horse). For a heavy horse, it has considerable stamina and is a good trotter. It was used by armored...

7) Shire horse. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001
...Shire horse, a breed of draft horse native to central England. It is equal in weight to the Belgian horse and is usually slightly taller. Widely used as a war horse...

8) Belgian horse. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001
...Belgian horse, one of the largest breeds of draft horses of pure European descent. It has a long history, antedating the Christian era, but became especially popular...

9) check. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001
...Upon presentation of a check, the bank or other drawee pays cash to the bearer or to a specified person. Payment is made from those funds of the maker or drawer that...

10) Clydesdale horse. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001
...Clydesdale horse, breed of draft horse developed in Scotland. It closely resembles the Shire horse, although it is not as heavy. The Clydesdale is characterized by...

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