Sentence Examples with the word drawing off

They turned out to be stragglers; but their capture for a time helped to confirm the idea, prevalent in the French army, that Blucher was drawing off towards his base.

Prince Bernard, in command of a brigade at Quatre Bras and Frasnes, recognizing the pressing danger that threatened on the Brussels road, retained his position there to check the French advance, instead of drawing off westwards and massing with the rest of his division at Nivelles; and in this action he was firmly supported by his immediate superiors.

This is produced by placing the finest grapes in casks and drawing off the juice which exudes naturally as a result of the weight of the material.

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Demonstrations against Canada were soon discontinued, Arnold drawing off the remnant of his army in May 1776.