from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A system of manual training which originated in Sweden.


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  • If it is Finnish work, is it floid or flojd?

    Or is that a finishing school subject?

    March 21, 2012

  • Good point.

    June 7, 2008

  • Ooh, tallcomings! Must add to my Oddball Opposites list, if it isn't already there.

    I don't know whether I'd fling insults at a guy who's handy with sharp tools. ;-)

    June 6, 2008

  • I should mention that we DO love him, despite his tall-comings and all...

    June 6, 2008

  • Actually, when he doesn't answer to handy, we sometimes just yell: "hey, too tall with eyes close together." He gets it.

    June 6, 2008

  • My husband is skilled with wood and tools. He's Swedish - but we just call him handy.

    June 6, 2008

  • also spelled slojd (from Swedish).

    Skilled mechanical work, esp. wood carving; trade work; a system of training in the use of tools and techniques.

    March 5, 2008