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headwork

[hed-wurk] /ˈhɛdˌwɜrk/
noun
1.
mental labor; thought.
Origin of headwork
1830-1840
1830-40; head + work
Related forms
headworker, noun
headworking, noun
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  • It wants nothing but courage; as to the headwork, I take that entirely upon myself.

    The Robbers Friedrich Schiller
  • When it comes to headwork, yer the captain—with a capital K. An' believe me!

  • You can beat any boy of your size at that sort of headwork that ever I saw.

    The Red Moccasins Morrison Heady
  • She evidently came to the conclusion that the headwork had to go on and it was up to her to get busy in that line, at least.

  • She is only twenty, very clever at any headwork, but curiously childish about anything real.

British Dictionary definitions for headwork

headwork

/ˈhɛdˌwɜːk/
noun
1.
mental work
2.
the ornamentation of the keystone of an arch
Derived Forms
headworker, noun
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