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sloyd

or sloid, slojd

[sloid] /slɔɪd/
noun
1.
a system of manual training based on experience gained in woodworking, originally developed in Sweden.
Origin of sloyd
1880-1885
1880-85; < Swedish slöjd craft, industrial art, woodworking; cognate with sleight
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  • "That's Fairholme," sloyd went on, as they came to a large and rather new house situated on the skirts of Blentmouth.

    Tristram of Blent Anthony Hope
  • sloyd was making his bow when the door opened and a man came in.

    Tristram of Blent Anthony Hope
  • A funny remembrance of sloyd crossed her mind, and she smiled.

    Tristram of Blent Anthony Hope
  • sloyd came to the door which opened on the garden, and greeted her.

    Tristram of Blent Anthony Hope
  • When sloyd came he looked round with a professional despair that there was not a thing in the place which would fetch a sovereign!

    Tristram of Blent Anthony Hope
  • It was strange that sloyd did not try to take any part in the discussion.

    Tristram of Blent Anthony Hope
  • sloyd was as smart as usual, but he was walking along in a dejected way, and his hat was unfashionably far back on his head.

    Tristram of Blent Anthony Hope
  • "Let it go for thirty, don't make an enemy of him," had been sloyd's secret counsel.

    Tristram of Blent Anthony Hope
  • He glanced at sloyd; radiant joy and relief illumined that young man's face, as he gave his mustache an upward twirl.

    Tristram of Blent Anthony Hope
  • The objects of sloyd are:—(a) to instil a taste for, and love of, labour in general.

    A Plea for the Criminal James Leslie Allan Kayll

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