Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. The work of a journeyman.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. Work done by the day.
  • n. Work done by a journeyman at his trade.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. Originally, work done by the day; work done by a journeyman at his trade.
  • n. Routine or relatively unskilled work performed under direction of a supervisor.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Work done by the day.
  • n. Work done for hire by a mechanic in his trade.

Etymologies

journey +‎ work (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • Through dialog and experiential exercises in the shamanic journeywork method, Hank will share his expertise as a shamic teacher and practitioner, now in the 27th year of his apprenticeship.

    Portland Book Events: March 15-21 - Reading Local: Portland

  • Boston mechanic reprinted in The Man reminded "New York Trades 'Union" members that "the bos (sic) is often brought back to journeywork by hard luck."

    Advocating The Man: Masculinity, Organized Labor, and the Household in New York, 1800-1840

  • We're taking a workout class together -- it's a combination of Pilates, sweat yoga, meditation and karmic journeywork -- and last night, when we were in the locker room, he was talking a bit about Google missing its numbers in this recent quarter.

    Squirrel Boy is feeling scared

  • Jennie and I are doing some karmic repatterning, plus some soul clearing and journeywork.

    Archive 2006-08-01

  • She also does karmic repatterning and soul clearing/journeywork.

    Archive 2006-08-01

  • It is a rule in the imperial family of Germany that every young man shall learn a trade, going through a regular apprenticeship till he is able to do good journeywork.

    The True Citizen, How to Become One

  • He went a-pewtering no more, if ever he had been 'prentice or done journeywork for that trade, but was neither more nor less than one of the Blacks, and Mistress Slyboots, his Flame, kept him company.

    The Strange Adventures of Captain Dangerous, Vol. 1 of 3 Who was a sailor, a soldier, a merchant, a spy, a slave among the moors...

  • Marvelous Nature - I believe a leaf of grass is no less than the journeywork of the stars.

    OlyBlog - 'We Are the Media'

  • Here is not the swift impatient journeywork of a rough and ready hand; here is no sign of such compulsory hurry in the discharge of a task something less than welcome, if not of an imposition something less than tolerable, as we may rationally believe ourselves able to trace in great part of Marlowe's work: in the latter half of _The Jew of Malta_, in the burlesque interludes of _Doctor Faustus_, and wellnigh throughout the whole scheme and course of _The Massacre at Paris_.

    A Study of Shakespeare

  • In the mean time, let such perfidious wretches know, that though they believe a devil no more than they do a God, yet in all this scene of refined treachery, they are really doing the devil's journeywork, who was a liar and a murderer from the beginning, and therefore a liar, that he might be a murderer: and the truth is, such an one does all towards his brother's ruin that the devil himself could do.

    Sermons Preached Upon Several Occasions. Vol. I.

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