Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A method of drawing or engraving on wood by the use of a red-hot poker; also, the work so produced. See poker-painting and pyrography.
“Pictures of all sorts crowded the walls, interspersed by several proverbs done in poker-work on wood.”
“The exterior may be decorated by a design in poker-work, or be stained and varnished.”
“He wouldn't make this fuss over a bit of poker-work, I knew.”
“It's a ditty-box; rather a superior one, and a good bit bigger than usual; almost a chest; brass bound and a nice bit of poker-work on it; a girl's head.”
“George Markby, the name was; and that's poker-work on it, too.”
“Perhaps Ogilvie may have been a little jealous of Dorward's influence; he also was really alarmed at the prospect, as he said, of so much fire being wasted upon poker-work.”
“She talked to them about their various hobbies, and was herself interested in so many different things that she could give valuable hints on photography, bookbinding, raffia-plaiting, poker-work, chip-carving, stencilling, pen-painting, or any other of the handicrafts in which the Juniors dabbled.”
“I liked the pictures pasted on the walls, and the bits of poker-work nailed up.”
“Also Marion got a spaniel and began to dabble with the minor arts, with poker-work and a Kodak and hyacinths in glasses.”
“The boudoir contained some scholastic furniture and a vast number of worthless knick-knacks in poker-work, fret-work, leathern”
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