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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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  • Brangwen embraced sincerely the idea of handwork in schools.

    The Rainbow D. H. (David Herbert) Lawrence
  • Nor are the children's essays in handwork limited to these subjects.

  • A teachers' manual giving directions for the use of a one- or two-hour period with story, song, play, and handwork.

  • Her preference for handwork is not that it has artistic possibilities, but that it costs her less.

    Art in Needlework Lewis F. Day
  • In April, 1801, he spent three weeks in burning off the logs and clearing as well as possible by handwork three acres.

    Home Life in Colonial Days Alice Morse Earle
  • A companion volume to "handwork in Wood," by the same author.

  • I am not satisfied with the handwork I have done at present, but hope greatly to improve.

    Toy-Making in School and Home Ruby Kathleen Polkinghorne and Mabel Irene Rutherford Polkinghorne
  • Gymnastics, handwork, and cooking are by far the most popular.

    The Psychology of Arithmetic Edward L. Thorndike
  • Bassett thought he saw the handwork of some enterprising journalist, and smiled grimly.

    The Breaking Point Mary Roberts Rinehart
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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