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household art

any of the skills necessary to the efficient running of a household, as cooking or keeping a family budget.
Origin of household art
First recorded in 1920-25 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • Fig. 26 represents a chair which I have taken the liberty of borrowing from Mr. Eastlake's work on household art.

    Principles of Decorative Design Christopher Dresser
  • Do you think they'll get an idea of household art by coming here?

    Brenda's Bargain Helen Leah Reed
  • Certainly not to her mother, who possessed in its perfection, the household art of misinterpreting everything.

    The Paliser case Edgar Saltus
  • Its original designers were masters who made standards in architectural and pictorial as well as household art.

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