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Sloyd

Definitions

  • Sloyd Knife
    Sloyd Knife
  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Sloyd Lit., skilled mechanical work, such as that required in wood carving; trade work; hence, a system (usually called the sloyd system) of manual training in the practical use of the tools and materials used in the trades, and of instruction in the making and use of the plans and specifications connected with trade work. The sloyd system derives its name from the fact that it was adopted or largely developed from a similar Swedish system, in which wood carving was a chief feature. Its purpose is not only to afford practical skill in some trade, but also to develop the pupils mentally and physically.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n sloyd See sloid.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Sloyd sloid the name given to a certain system of manual instruction which obtains in the schools of Finland and Sweden, the word properly denoting work of an artisan kind practised not as a trade or means of livelihood, but in the intervals of other employment.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Sw. slöjd, skill, dexterity, esp. skilled labor, hence, manufacture, wood carving
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Sw. slöjd, dexterity.

Usage

In literature:

Some of the boys take sloyd.
"The Story of Porcelain" by Sara Ware Bassett
The sloyd knife, Fig.
"Handwork in Wood" by William Noyes
Mr Sloyd stroked his sleek hair and smiled deprecatingly.
"Tristram of Blent" by Anthony Hope
By Sloyd, we understand a system of educational hand-work.
"A Plea for the Criminal" by James Leslie Allan Kayll
From the earliest years manual dexterity should be cultivated by kindergarten work, modelling, sewing, knitting and sloyd.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 4, Slice 1" by Various
The Sloyd Bench is usually about 7 ft. long, 2 ft. wide, and 3 ft. 3 in.
"Hand-Craft" by John D. Sutcliffe
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