from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Work, especially artistic work, in metal.


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  • "My servant will fetch the coffee as usual," said the purchaser, producing a coin from a wonderful metal-work purse.


  • Art nouveau embraced all forms of art and design equally: jewellery, architecture, fur­n­iture, glassware, graphic design, painting, metal-work, pottery and textiles.

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  • Last place among the six randomly selected readers went to Frank Warther, a representative for metal-work and machinery companies who lives in Wayne, N.J. His pick,

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  • Oshkosh (OSK, $36.28) Frank Warther of Wayne, N.J., a representative for metal-work and machinery companies, chose truck manufacturer Oshkosh because "right now they are undervalued," noting that the company is a major supplier of military vehicles.

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  • Although they are plain, the Safari grades are fine guns — excellent metal-work, good wood, hand checkering, and a general reek of quality, not to mention true Mauser and Sako actions.

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  • York and her gorgeous plutocracy repeated Venice in the magnificence of her architecture, painting, metal-work and sculpture, for example, in the grim intensity of her political method, in her maritime and commercial ascendancy.

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  • He spoke enthusiastically, and with eyes sparkling at the mental image of the said expedition; and as it was rather gloomy in the dome he rolled it round on its axis, till the shuttered slit for the telescope directly faced the morning sun, which thereupon flooded the concave interior, touching the bright metal-work of the equatorial, and lighting up her pale, troubled face.

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  • They came to a sort of pathway of open metal-work, transverse to the direction they had come, and they turned aside to follow this.

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  • They will have flung great arches and domes of glass above the wider spaces of the town, the slender beauty of the perfect metal-work far overhead will be softened to a fairy-like unsubstantiality by the mild London air.

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  • My all-girls school did not have a wood-work department or a metal-work department - there was nowhere within the school was there anywhere where you could learn these sorts of skills.

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