Definitions

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Made with the hands. Also hand-worked.

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Examples

  • Hunters are increasingly devolving, favoring crude hand-wrought weapons made with ancient methods.

    Armed With Stone-Tipped Arrows, Hunters Stalk Their Inner Cave Men

  • But even if the back-to-basics appeal of eating slow food and buying hand-wrought items wears off, there'll always be the joys of "a simple country house."

    Isn't it Bucolic

  • Log-bastions, church, and stables hold their own, and so well, with rusty hinges creaking, that we warmed ourselves at the hundred-years-old double fireplace and slept under the hand-hewn roof beams still held together by spikes of hand-wrought iron.

    FOUR HORSES AND A SAILOR

  • To restore the buildings to their original state, Ms. Barensfeld had to figure out what was original and get rid of the layers of changes put in by owners over the years, at times figuring it out by clues like where hand-wrought nails were used and where machine-made nails came in.

    Bringing a Farm Back to Life

  • To do that she had to figure out what was original and get rid of the layers of changes put in by owners over the years, at times figuring it out by clues like where hand-wrought nails were used and where machine-made nails came in.

    Farm Restoration

  • Hammett and his followers, Chandler wrote, "gave murder back to the kind of people that commit it for reasons, not just to provide a corpse; and with the means at hand, not with hand-wrought duelling pistols, curare, and tropical fish."

    Review of "Think of a Number," a thriller by John Verdon

  • To anchor the restaurant in its location, Rockwell Group surrounded the restaurant walls and ceilings with large hand-woven curvilinear abaca panels to evoke an environment submerged under an ocean wave, and added accents of traditional Middle Eastern vernacular architecture such as hand-wrought iron columns of flowers, leaves and buds.

    Nobu Restaurant in Dubai by Rockwell Group

  • From unique dovetail joinery on furniture and hand-wrought iron hardware, to old colonial wall stencils and stucco finishes, we found the variety of innovations astounding.

    Mexican Design & Style: Overview

  • In the cavernous gymnasium, I watched the older Olympic plaques -- those hand-wrought, colorfully inscribed wooden paeans to the adolescent ferocity of what in many camps is called Color War (mythically re-named here during the 1940s, when many former campers and counselors found themselves in the service) -- and recognized a few of the 1930s-era campers 'names: they were the grandparents of many of my counselors.

    Elissa Altman: The Ancient Childhoods of Our Youth

  • Concise, sparkling text traces the simplicity of adobe construction and the hand-wrought touches and furnishings that define it.

    Mexican Design Style: The publications

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