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handwork

[hand-wurk] /ˈhændˌwɜrk/
noun
1.
work done by hand, as distinguished from work done by machine.
Origin of handwork
1000
before 1000; Middle English; Old English handweorc. See hand, work; cf. handiwork
Related forms
hand worker, noun
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  • 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.

  • The handwork in the various departments falls into three grades: 1.

    The Making of a Trade School Mary Schenck Woolman
  • There was the talk of new Swedish methods, of handwork instruction, and so on.

    The Rainbow D. H. (David Herbert) Lawrence
  • Brangwen embraced sincerely the idea of handwork in schools.

    The Rainbow D. H. (David Herbert) Lawrence
  • Her preference for handwork is not that it has artistic possibilities, but that it costs her less.

    Art in Needlework Lewis F. Day
  • A companion volume to "handwork in Wood," by the same author.

  • Gymnastics, handwork, and cooking are by far the most popular.

    The Psychology of Arithmetic Edward L. Thorndike
  • I mention it to show where “handwork” in the half-tone process first comes in.

    The Art of Illustration Henry Blackburn
British Dictionary definitions for handwork

handwork

/ˈhændˌwɜːk/
noun
1.
work done by hand rather than by machine
Derived Forms
handworked, adjective
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