Long-drawn


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Long´-drawn`


a.1.Extended to a great length.
The cicadæ hushed their long-drawn, ear-splitting strains.
- G. W. Cable.
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by G. & C. Merriam Co.
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The long-drawn virgin vales; the mild blue hill-sides; as over these there steals the hush, the hum; you almost swear that play-wearied children lie sleeping in these solitudes, in some glad May-time, when the flowers of the woods are plucked.
The clink of crossing sword-blades, the dull thudding of heavy blows, the panting and gasping of weary and wounded men, all rose together in a wild, long-drawn note, which swelled upwards to the ears of the wondering peasants who looked down from the edges of the cliffs upon the swaying turmoil of the battle beneath them.
But being now interrupted, he put up the image; and pretty soon, going to the table, took up a large book there, and placing it on his lap began counting the pages with deliberate regularity; at every fiftieth page --as I fancied --stopping a moment, looking vacantly around him, and giving utterance to a long-drawn gurgling whistle of astonishment.
Far away out in the marsh there arose, all of a sudden, a sound like the cry of anger, then another on the back of it; and then one horrid, long-drawn scream.
"Hurrah- ah!- ah!" rang a long-drawn shout from our ranks, and passing Bagration and racing one another they rushed in an irregular but joyous and eager crowd down the hill at their disordered foe.
"Ah!" he went on, with a long-drawn guttural enunciation, taking out his snuff-box, the only luxury he had left himself, and tapping it with something of his old air of defiance.
Colin turned on his face again and but for his long-drawn broken breaths, which were the dying down of his storm of sobbing, he lay still for a minute, though great tears srteamed down his face and wet the pillow.
A long-drawn inspiration at length relieved him from this enthralment of the mind, and he began to analyze the parts of this vast panorama.
As the last notes died away in a long-drawn, fearsome wail, a score of painted warriors, drawing their long war-canoe upon the beach, halted to stare in the direction of the jungle and to listen.
He laid his head languidly on the back of his chair, with a trembling long-drawn sigh.
The long-drawn wail of two old boughs rubbing against each other brought out the perspiration in beads on her forehead.
Dubai: Families of drug addicts must guard against the dangers of slipping into depression after the long-drawn process of rehabilitation, an official at a Dubai-based rehab centre has warned.