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  • n. Plural form of handiwork.


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  • In case you missed The Fast and the Furious or Dragonheart, they're his handiworks.

    James Warren: This Week in Magazines: Eric Holder Mulls Investigating Alleged Bush-Era Torture

  • KEILAR: Beautiful, breathtaking, a wonder of nature -- except wait a minute, these are not nature's handiworks.

    CNN Transcript Jun 26, 2008

  • For at home by their sole exportation they set what price they please on the husbandry and handiworks of the people, and by the sole importation, what price they please on all foreign commodities the people have need of, both which are ill for the people.


  • It is the greatest refreshment to the spirits of man; without which, buildings and palaces are but gross handiworks; and a man shall ever see, that when ages grow to civility and elegancy, men come to build stately sooner than to garden finely; as if gardening were the greater perfection.

    The Essays

  • During the first few months the novelty of a secluded life, the surprises of learning, the handiworks she was taught, the practices of religion, the fervency of a holy resolve, the gentle affections she called forth, and the exercise of the faculties of her awakened intelligence, all helped to repress her memory, even the effort she made to acquire a new one, for she had as much to unlearn as to learn.

    Scenes from a Courtesan's Life

  • However, the Law is now just one of God's handiworks, and not necessarily the most important of them.

    Abraham Ibn Ezra

  • And those teachers were also being taught additional skills so that when they went back to their ordinary existence they could take something extra with them, they were training in crafts and handiworks, enterprises going on, income generating exercises, the whole thing seemed very carefully orientated to not leaving them as passive victims, and I was very taken with that.

    Pakistan Sunday Programme

  • Possibly; for though a poor ignorant child — a half-wild creature — I was not insensible to the loveliness of nature, and took pleasure in the happiness and handiworks of my fellow-creatures.


  • For again, the people who had been angels had forsaken their god and were proud in their handiworks and their contrivances, and raised their wings against their god.

    Timegod's World

  • Compared to that, addressing oneself readably to the handiworks of Hollywood must seem a small task, as indeed it probably is.

    film flam


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