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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR HANDIWORK

He brought in the result of his handiwork, as smiling as a basket of chips.

Wat, who had artistically applied the make-up, viewed his handiwork with admiration.

The hands of society are harsh, and this man was a striking sample of its handiwork.

Then the three men surveyed their handiwork with much satisfaction.

Just about every man in the neighborhood was wearing her handiwork on his body.

It is no compliment to the Creator to depreciate His handiwork.

The cross-stitch "tidy" on the back was his mother's handiwork, she had made it when she was fifteen.

She stepped back to view her handiwork, and laughed nervously.

“Not bad––not bad at all,” he frankly admired his own handiwork at the finish.

If this be "Nature's handiwork," thought I, "it is the strangest thing I ever saw."

WORD ORIGIN

late 12c., from Old English handgeweorc, from hand (n.) + geweorc, collective form of weorc "work" (see work). Old English ge- regularly reduces to i- in Middle English, and the word probably came to be felt as handy + work.

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