Handiwork Hand"i*work` (-[i^]*w[^u]rk`), n. [OE. handiwerc, AS. handgeweorc; hand hand + geweorc work; prefix ge- + weorc. See {Work}.] Work done by the hands; hence, any work done personally. [1913 Webster]

The firmament showeth his handiwork. --Ps. xix. 1. [1913 Webster]

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