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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR DRAFTY

The first is healthy so far as pure air is concerned, but drafty and uncomfortable.

Babies should not be allowed to sit or play on cold, drafty floors.

So drafty was the entrance that no candle would stay lighted.

The room was drafty and barren except for one long table and benches.

The lodge was cold and drafty, and as he was without a robe he began to shiver violently.

It will be lots of fun standing out in a drafty hall looking for Amanda while you girls are having a feast.

They sat about the fire in the drafty tepee, eating off bits of birch bark.

She changed the large, drafty rooms of the old palace into charming reflections of her own personality.

He knelt on the drafty hearth, placed the bag of gold beside his knee, and thrust both arms into the black maw of the chimney.

It had been built in Elizabethan times and was cold, drafty and uncomfortable, with not one modern convenience.

WORD ORIGIN

1580s, from draft + -y (2). Related: Draftiness.

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