handiwork


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handiwork

work performed or produced by hand, such as embroidery or pottery
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By degrees, not very slowly, her handiwork became what would now be termed the fashion.
It is probable that there was an idea of penance in this mode of occupation, and that she offered up a real sacrifice of enjoyment in devoting so many hours to such rude handiwork.
Some were large, but one or two--and this is a wonderful instance of how nature carries out her handiwork by the same unvarying laws, utterly irrespective of size--were tiny.
The falls of Schaffhausen made him `offer reverent thanks to the all-powerful Creator of the universe, whose works were wondrous and beautiful,' and he could not help thinking that they who lived in sight of `this handiwork of their blessed Maker must be moved by the contemplation to lead pure and holy lives.
There remained nothing of the three compartments - nothing by which God could have recognized His handiwork.
The Pilgrim's Progress' we had in the house (it was as common a possession as a dresser-head), and so enamoured of it was I that I turned our garden into sloughs of Despond, with pea-sticks to represent Christian on his travels and a buffet-stool for his burden, but when I dragged my mother out to see my handiwork she was scared, and I felt for days, with a certain elation, that I had been a dark character.
It was infinitely more clumsy than the clumsiest handiwork of man--of man as we know him.
He is perfectly well aware that the nature of our vocation makes us suspicious of all newcomers, and he, therefore, desires to give you practical proof that he is to be depended on, by making half-a-crown immediately, and sending the same up, along with our handiwork, directed in his own handwriting, to our estimable correspondents in London.
They changed the features with such microscopic care that no traces were left of their handiwork.
That was the handiwork of drug syndicates,' he said, claiming responsibility for all roadside bombing directed at the military.
We vehemently condemn this blast, it's handiwork of those bent upon derailing the peace process in an attempt to sabotage the dialogue process which I hope will not be affected," the Taliban intermediary said.
Almost half of fall-outs were because their friend took too long to come round to them, while a quarter weren't impressed by the quality of their friend's handiwork.