Definitions

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  • noun architecture Work in the form of a screen.
  • noun Work done for film or television, such as directing.

Etymologies

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screen +‎ work

Examples

  • Hudson and Taylor offer some of their finest screenwork too, making their often turbulent marital conflicts (especially over Mexican-American workers 'rights) equal to the grand majesty of the Lone Star landscape.

    John Farr: On Her Birthday, The Best Elizabeth Taylor Movies By Farr

  • Some of the ancient Christian screenwork of wood was preserved, but was turned upside down, probably because gazelles and other animals formed part of the design.

    The American Journal of Archaeology, 1893-1

  • He lowered a lantern into the well, and assured me that, if I looked through a certain screenwork there, I could see the bones.

    The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 20, No. 117, July, 1867.

  • In the splendid crypt, besides the interest of the various periods of Norman and Transitional work, there is the rich Perpendicular screenwork of the Chapel of Our Lady of the

    Beautiful Britain: Canterbury

  • Some are constructed of stone, and some of the later ones of metal-work, but they are mostly of wood and usually consist of close panelling below -- often decorated with painted figures of saints -- and open screenwork above, supporting tracery and richly carved cornices and crestings.

    The Catholic Encyclopedia, Volume 13: Revelation-Stock

  • The building was restored by Butterfield, but contains some interesting old screenwork and a number of well-carved bench ends.

    The Cornish Riviera

  • They clung around the necks of the big stone idols and shrieked as they skipped along the battlements, while Mowgli, dancing in the summerhouse, put his eye to the screenwork and hooted owl-fashion between his front teeth, to show his derision and contempt.

    The Jungle Book

  • The monkeys leaped higher up the walls; they clung round the necks of the big stone idols and shrieked as they skipped along the battlements; while Mowgli, dancing in the summer-house, put his eye to the screenwork and hooted owl-fashion between his front teeth, to show his derision and contempt.

    The Jungle Book.

  • The screenwork broke and fell away in a cloud of dust and rubbish, and Mowgli leaped through the opening and flung himself between Baloo and Bagheera -- an arm round each big neck.

    The Jungle Book.

  • He lowered a lantern into the well, and assured me that, if I looked through a certain screenwork there, I could see the bones.

    Italian Journeys

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