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woodwork

[woo d-wurk] /ˈwʊdˌwɜrk/
noun
1.
objects or parts made of wood.
2.
the interior wooden fittings, especially of a house, as doors, stairways, or moldings.
Idioms
3.
come out of the woodwork, Informal. to appear or materialize suddenly and unexpectedly:
Since mortgage rates declined, prospective buyers have been coming out of the woodwork.
Origin of woodwork
1640-1650
First recorded in 1640-50; wood1 + work
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  • In the hurry of finishing, some of the woodwork had but one coat of paint.

  • The carving of the woodwork of these erections is often very elaborate.

    English Villages P. H. Ditchfield
  • The woodwork down below was rotting, and covered with filth.

  • The woodwork was all on fire; soon it would be reduced to bolts and tires.

  • The beams of the low ceiling and the woodwork of the walls had been stained a mellow brown.

    Highacres

    Jane Abbott
British Dictionary definitions for woodwork

woodwork

/ˈwʊdˌwɜːk/
noun
1.
the art, craft, or skill of making things in wood; carpentry
2.
components made of wood, such as doors, staircases, etc
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Word Origin and History for woodwork
n.

"article made of wood," 1640s, from wood (n.) + work (n.).

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Slang definitions & phrases for woodwork

woodwork

The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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