rough draft

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So you can imagine me dashing off the most correct French letters; and, if you don't believe it, I will keep the rough draft to show you when I go back.
The invitation and the rough draft of the answer were shown to Mrs.
This is it on the blue paper, and these slips, as I have explained, are the rough draft.
Holmes had picked up the pages which formed the rough draft of the will, and was looking at them with the keenest interest upon his face.
Lecount ordered a cup of tea, opened her writing-case, and began the rough draft of a letter to be sent to Miss Vanstone, the elder, by the morrow's post.
For more than a week preparations were being made, rough drafts of letters to Nicholas from all the household were written and copied out, while under the supervision of the countess and the solicitude of the count, money and all things necessary for the uniform and equipment of the newly commissioned officer were collected.
The idea, in a rough draft proposal being arranged by a project team of the ruling Democratic Party of Japan, is intended for Tokyo to ''gather information'' so it can decide whether it should join the negotiations currently involving nine countries, a DPJ lawmaker said.
Councillor Neil Phillips said: "By the end of the year we want to have in place the rough draft of a document, to include new housing, plus commercial and industrial schemes, which will then be put forward for public consultation.
The single sheet of paper features a rough draft of the lyrics, including crossings out and a spelling error where "film" is written as "flim".
Together, they made the final decision of the image they wanted, using a rough draft drawn by Amy Branchaud.
Well, to draw a page it usually takes about a day or so for a rough draft.
If journalism is the first rough draft of history, what is the second?