Beaten work

Definitions

  • Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Beaten work metal shaped by being hammered on an anvil or block of the necessary shape
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Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
A.S. béatan, pa.t. béot.

Usage

In literature:

Boil and mash some potatoes, working in a little milk and butter but not enough to make the paste soft; while hot add one beaten egg.
"My Pet Recipes, Tried and True" by Various
Casaria had beaten them, and he turned round and leased his property to another company that pays him well for the privilege of working it.
"Frank Merriwell's Pursuit" by Burt L. Standish
A few more years of work and exposure and she would be grim-featured and hopelessly weather-beaten.
"The Fighting Shepherdess" by Caroline Lockhart
If our boats are beaten, we lose our work.
"The Yacht Club" by Oliver Optic
It was a little, weather-beaten shanty of boards, that clung like flakes to the frame-work.
"Acadia" by Frederic S. Cozzens
Someone was working in this room, so we've beaten him to it.
"The Ghost Breaker" by Paul Dickey
Ontario was timid, hesitating, and not unfrequently brow-beaten in the social part of his work at the election.
"Ralph the Heir" by Anthony Trollope
That's where he was working, Rusty, and we've beaten him to it.
"The Ghost Breaker" by Charles Goddard
I see you know when you're beaten, and I fancy you won't touch needle to that pile of work again!
"Patty's Success" by Carolyn Wells
Should a man stand being beaten like that, for no reason whatever except that his father might work off his ill humor!
"The Dead Command" by Vicente Blasco Ibáñez
The prince has already beaten Mazarin, and he will make short work of the rest.
"My Sword's My Fortune" by Herbert Hayens
When they get beaten they always start shelling the nearby towns and work their spite off on the inhabitants.
"The Red Watch" by J. A. Currie
Then he took up beaten and chiselled metal work.
"The Rainbow" by D. H. (David Herbert) Lawrence
This man was set upon and severely beaten, and lost interest in the good work.
"'Charge It'" by Irving Bacheller
She was too ill and too beaten by life to work.
"Clark's Field" by Robert Herrick
The Confederates had planned wisely, but they failed in working their combination, and were, I believe, fairly beaten.
"Personal Recollections of the War of 1861" by Charles Augustus Fuller
She set to work at once, but for the only time since Phratos had brought her thither the strength and vigor of her frame had been beaten.
"Folle-Farine" by Ouida
He was pushed and pounded and thumped and beaten because he could not work.
"Edith and John" by Franklin S. Farquhar
I'll bet he nearly went crazy when he heard that you'd beaten him in spite of his crooked work.
"Bert Wilson's Twin Cylinder Racer" by J. W. Duffield
Sometimes an entire vessel's crew is beaten up, by the captains and mates of four or five vessels that work together.
"Jack Harvey's Adventures" by Ruel Perley Smith
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In poetry:

There are there many rooms and all of gold,
Of woven walls deep patterned, of email,
Of beaten work; and through the claret stone,
Set to some weaving, comes the aureate light.
"The House Of Splendour" by Ezra Pound

In news:

A Florida man working in our area to restore power after Hurricane Sandy was beaten up while attempting to take a dinner break with a coworker.
Since Badlands, his 1974 debut, the press-shy writer-director has worked, with purpose and poetry, way off Hollywood's beaten path.
A community gathered Saturday to say goodbye to a local pastor who was found beaten to death while firefighters worked a house fire.
The federal government filed suit this week against a Hermiston onion grower for alleged harassment of a woman who was beaten by her husband at work.
I have beaten the game with a 100%, bought all the upgrades in the shop for ellie and I am working on getting all of chomps forms to level 30.
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