from The Century Dictionary.
- noun A kind of patchwork in which irregular pieces of colored silk and other material are applied upon a foundation, in fantastic patterns, or without any regular pattern, and their edges are stitched and embroidered in various ways.
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On the haircloth sofa were several crazy-work cushions.
Woman selling gloves bargain day department store furious crazy-work of many hands slipping in and out of gloves lonesome.
The attack was so sudden that the proprietor of the crazy-work started violently and dropped the piece of the christening-robe; but the slight accident had no effect upon her friend.