Definitions

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  • noun Work made from wool.

Etymologies

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wool +β€Ž work

Examples

  • But when Nikolay Vsyevolodovitch went in, she was asleep, half reclining on the sofa, propped on a woolwork cushion.

    The Possessed

  • Berlin-woolwork in the parlour opposite: β€œAnd a cage with a little parrot in it, hanging at the window.”

    Australia Felix

  • And as the still afternoon was disturbed by her delicately modulated tones enunciating page by page, in scarcely comprehensible idiom, the narratives of rape and betrayal, Lady Amelia would occasionally chuckle a little over her woolwork.

    The Complete Stories

  • Bessie, with her woolwork and her charities - Bessie with her large, stupid, appealing eyes and her air of frustration, that put you in mind of a bud frosted just before it could come into flower!

    Best Detective Stories

  • There was woolwork run riot over cushions of incredible hardness; there were candle-shades guaranteed to catch alight at the mere sight of a match; there were crochet dressing-table mats, and there was a three-legged stool on which even a fairy could not have sat without danger of a break-down.

    Punch, or the London Charivari, Volume 153, December 19, 1917

  • The originator and moving spirit of this bad period was Miss Linwood, who conceived the idea of copying oil paintings in woolwork.

    Chats on Old Lace and Needlework

  • For recreation he sometimes did a little knitting or a piece of Berlin woolwork, because, he said, a gentleman should learn to do everything, so as not to be at a loss if he were ever wrecked on a desert island.

    The Beth Book Being a Study of the Life of Elizabeth Caldwell Maclure, a Woman of Genius

  • Beth upset some cushions, and had awful qualms, expecting every moment to be pounced upon, and shaken; but she forgot her fright on approaching her hostess, and discovering to her great surprise that she was busy doing black monkeys on a grey ground in woolwork.

    The Beth Book Being a Study of the Life of Elizabeth Caldwell Maclure, a Woman of Genius

  • We are a long way from the days when it was considered right and becoming for women in our position to sit in their 'parlours,' do Berlin woolwork, and say nothing.

    The Heavenly Twins

  • In the middle of the room was the circular settee to seat four persons, back to back, with a little woolwork stool set for each pair of feet.

    The Misses Mallett The Bridge Dividing

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