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handwork

[hand-wurk] /ˈhændˌwɜrk/
noun
1.
work done by hand, as distinguished from work done by machine.
Origin
1000
before 1000; Middle English; Old English handweorc. See hand, work; cf. handiwork
Related forms
hand worker, noun
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Examples from the web for handwork
  • Those precious embroideries and appliques take hundreds of hours of handwork.
  • Her intricate designs take shape in her mind's eye, sometimes inspired by handwork she sees and adapts.
  • Whenever her creative family members would gather, they would talk and visit while doing handwork, sewing and quilting.
  • It replaces slow handwork operations with high-volume and precision.
  • Jewelers and precious stone and metal workers do precision handwork.
  • His elementary education innovations included kindergarten, play ideas and handwork.
  • Care shall be exercised to leave no unsightly appearance from handwork.
  • Make sure handwork for the longitudinal joint is done promptly so compaction can occur before the material cools.
  • Limit handwork to the amount necessary to fill large voids or to correct segregated areas.
  • Only a small amount of handwork is required after the concrete is placed.
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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