• WordNet 3.6
    • n fancywork decorative needlework
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Fancywork Ornamental work with a needle or hook, as embroidery, crocheting, netting, etc.
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In literature:

I think I liked the horses and the flowers and the fancywork best.
"Anne Of Green Gables" by Lucy Maud Montgomery
Often the mothers brought their fancywork and sat on the shady side of the tent during the lesson.
"My Antonia" by Willa Cather
Some go to the fancywork department.
"The University of Hard Knocks" by Ralph Parlette
Y'u sit there in that chair, where I can see y'u doing that fancywork and I'll not say a word.
"Wyoming, a Story of the Outdoor West" by William MacLeod Raine
I have a lot of nice new patterns in fancywork for you.
"Miss Dexie" by Stanford Eveleth
After dinner I sew till tea-time, and after tea I either write, read, or do a little fancywork, or draw, as I please.
"Stories of Achievement, Volume IV (of 6)" by Various
For the most of the time Mrs. Stanhope and Mrs. Laning did fancywork.
"The Rover Boys on Treasure Isle" by Edward Stratemeyer (AKA Arthur M. Winfield)
Mrs. Sefton nodded abstractedly above her fancywork.
"Lucy Maud Montgomery Short Stories, 1896 to 1901" by Lucy Maud Montgomery
And all this elaborate fancywork was entirely useless.
"Ghetto Tragedies" by Israel Zangwill
They embroider, and do other fancywork, and they sing and play.
"Little Folks of North America" by Mary Hazelton Wade