- work done by hand, as distinguished from work done by machine.
Origin of handwork
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Examples from the Web for handwork
You see the handwork, the glue, how the people in the agency were working on it.Frank Gehry Is Architecture’s Mad Genius
October 27, 2014
He examined the handwork on the hilt, then snapped a fingernail against the blade.The Players
Everett B. Cole
Nor are the children's essays in handwork limited to these subjects.What Is and What Might Be
The handwork in the various departments falls into three grades: 1.The Making of a Trade School
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There was the talk of new Swedish methods, of handwork instruction, and so on.
Brangwen embraced sincerely the idea of handwork in schools.
- work done by hand rather than by machine
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