from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Same as hand-wrought.


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  • I'm often sorry I missed this era of hand-worked fashion though I could never have afforded real Balenciagas.

    Patricia Zohn: CultureZohn: Balenciaga at the Spanish Institute

  • Every point of contact was hand-worked leather and rare polished wood.

    The Overton Window

  • The newel posts and railings leading up to the porch were hand-worked and freshly oiled.


  • The dresses were all real hand-worked gold and silver embroidery on thick silks of the richest colors.

    The Golden Chersonese and the way thither

  • He listened, politely but without sympathy, as the young man spoke of engines that piped water to foundries or drained mines more efficiently than hand-worked pumps or bucket winches.

    Asimov's Science Fiction

  • β€˜He is expounding holy picture β€” all hand-worked.’


  • A hand-worked metal door stopped the flow of traffic between the two sections, and when Data and Riker reached it, they found it was locked.

    Encounter At Farpoint The Classic First Mission of The U.S.S. Enterprise

  • Actually it was his hand-worked impulse blaster that did most to hold the attention of those who saw him.

    Mystery of the Anti

  • If the book on Bantustans - the tribal satraps which it was government policy to construct out of the reserves - was still to be published, it would have to be illegally produced on crude hand-worked presses or duplicating machines, to circulate dangerously from hand to hand.

    South Africa: The Peasants Revolt

  • The beautiful foxglove pattern in "Bess of Hardwicke's" curtains at Hardwicke, shews a very slight feeling of transition but it may safely be assumed that one of the influences bearing on the execution of the crewel work, was the portentous character of much of the contemporary canvas hand-worked tapestry such as the famous set of panels unearthed in Hatton Gardens.

    Jacobean Embroidery Its Forms and Fillings Including Late Tudor


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