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.
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.
The invitation and the rough draft of the answer were shown to Mrs.
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.
According to a report in New Scientist, researchers will roll out a rough draft of the Neanderthal nuclear genome after their sequencers have read every letter in the genome on average once.
Initially, the LDP had wanted to work out a rough draft before the end of the year.
In her letter to Hastings council - a rough draft sent accidentally - she also praised Devon, calling it a "horseriders' heaven".
Brewed as a part of the distinctive Rough Draft Research and Development Program, this beer has been brewed in small batches since 1997 and was available only in Alaska.