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handicraft

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n handicraft a craft that requires skillful hands
    • n handicraft a work produced by hand labor
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Handicraft A man who earns his living by handicraft; a handicraftsman.
    • Handicraft A trade requiring skill of hand; manual occupation; handcraft.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n handicraft Manual labor; hand-work in general.
    • n handicraft Specifically Skilled labor with the hands; manual skill or expertness.
    • n handicraft A manual employment or calling; a mechanical trade.
    • n handicraft A handicraftsman.
    • handicraft Belonging to a manual trade or mechanical art.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Handicraft hand′i-kraft a manual craft or trade
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Quotations

  • Nathalie Sarraute
    Nathalie Sarraute
    “Television has lifted the manufacture of banality out of the sphere of handicraft and placed it in that of a major industry.”

Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
For handcraft, influenced by handiwork,; AS. handcræft,

Usage

In literature:

It is, then, an insincere and showy handicraft.
"The Works of Robert Louis Stevenson - Swanston Edition Vol. 24 (of 25)" by Robert Louis Stevenson
I might go back again there now, too; but since I have been busy at this picture, that miserable handicraft sickens me inexpressibly.
"The Serapion Brethren," by Ernst Theodor Wilhelm Hoffmann
In his course he included singing, economy, politics, world-history, geography, and the arts and handicrafts.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 6, Slice 7" by Various
We grew sensible of gaps in our knowledge, of voids in education that our earlier handicraft had not revealed.
"Merchantmen-at-Arms" by David W. Bone
The three worst welcomes: a handicraft in the same house with the inmates; scalding water upon your feet; salt food without a drink.
"Ancient Irish Poetry" by Various
Say all that is given you to say, whether you get paid by the handicrafters, or not.
"Christine" by Amelia Edith Huddleston Barr
Nonagricultural workers numbered about 30,000 persons, most of whom worked in mines and in the small handicraft industries.
"Area Handbook for Albania" by Eugene K. Keefe
There were various other samples of his handicraft besides dolls in Caleb Plummer's room.
"Dickens' Stories About Children Every Child Can Read" by Charles Dickens
Manuals are now available giving directions for these and many other handicrafts.
"American Red Cross Text-Book on Home Hygiene and Care of the Sick" by Jane A. Delano
This almost indispensable domestic handicraft was not, however, the limit of their achievement in designing.
"Women of England, Volume 9 (of 10)" by Burleigh James Bartlett
He went to bed, finally, far less content with himself than with the crazy issue of his handicraft.
"The Destroying Angel" by Louis Joseph Vance
They held property and engaged in handicrafts and in commerce.
"Roman Women" by Alfred Brittain
In short they are uncommonly expert in all handicrafts, even to the making of tapestry.
"The Memoirs of the Conquistador Bernal Diaz del Castillo, Vol 2 (of 2)" by Bernal Diaz del Castillo
Such as it was, this was about the only manufacturing or handicraft in California.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 5, Slice 1" by Various
I knew no art nor handicraft.
"Sir Jasper Carew His Life and Experience" by Charles James Lever
The population increased with the growth of the herds, with agriculture and the beginnings of the handicrafts.
"The Origin of the Family Private Property and the State" by Frederick Engels
A Sudra in distress may turn to a handicraft; and in the same circumstances a Vaisya may stoop to service.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 5, Slice 4" by Various
Mechanical methods were largely called in to supplement or replace what had hitherto remained almost pure handicraft.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 5, Slice 6" by Various
The raffia worker should find interest in Priestman's Handicrafts.
"The Library and Society" by Various
Handicraft and trade were still very prosperous.
"Pictures of German Life in the XVth XVIth and XVIIth Centuries, Vol. II." by Gustav Freytag
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In poetry:

Each one some handicraft attempted,
Or holp the willing soil:
None but the agëd were exempted
From communistic toil.
"Two Visions" by Alfred Austin
I know no handicraft, no art,
But I have conquered fate;
For I have chosen the better part,
And neither hope, nor fear, nor hate.
With placid breath on pain and death,
My certain alms, alone I wait.
"A Loafer" by John Davidson
"Thou gav'st the weed and wreath of song, * the weed and wreath are
solely Thine,
And this dishonest vesture * is the only vesture that is mine;
The life I textured, Thou the song *--MY handicraft is not divine!"
"A Judgment In Heaven" by Francis Thompson
And welcome here, Helvetia—from heights where peace abides
Beyond the wreck-strewn floodmark of battle’s crimson tides:
Thou pliest, busy-fingered, each harmless handicraft,
Yet, ready in thy quiver there rests the patriot shaft.
"The Melbourne International Exhibition A. D. 1880" by Mary Hannay Foott

In news:

Just check out these 10 TV-influenced handicrafts brought to you by some of the clever craftsellers at Etsy.
Centuries later, in 1902, Arts and Crafts designer Ashbee, following Morris, moved his East London Guild of Handicraft to this medieval market town.
An Afghan woman sells handicrafts in Kabul.
"Cutch was always known for its handicrafts and furniture," said A.
ANI Promoting Handloom And Handicrafts.
Both vintage and present day handicrafts made by crafters from Terrell County will be on display.
Mark Grand, formerly chief operating officer, has been named president and has assumed charge of Peking Handicraft 's sales, product development, design and financial matters.
It took Paula Clarke, of rural Verona, a few months of evening work to complete her embroidered linen tablecloth with matching napkins that she submitted to this year's Grundy County Corn Festival Hobby and Handicraft Show.
Peking Handicraft's division addressing the decorative accessories and gifts markets is introducing several new pillow styles.
Peking Handicraft, a South San Francisco-based manufacturer and wholesaler specializing in home textiles, decorative accessories and giftware, introduced a grill collection of aprons, pot holders and mitts by designer Karen Rossi.
NEW YORK– Peking Handicraft has designated new assignments for a number of its top executives.
Modern pieces, like a clock of crocheted lace (101 euros, about $126 at $1.25 to the euro), nod subtly to traditional handicrafts.
Her theme is Nature's Handicraft – Upfront and Personal.
The Indian Handicrafts and Gifts Fair.
It may seem an unlikely way to describe pottery, but Jonathan Adler's handicraft seems to be having a lot of fun.
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