freehand

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • adj freehand done by hand without mechanical aids or devices "a freehand drawing"
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Usage

In literature:

By art teaching I hasten to say that I do not mean giving children lessons in freehand drawing and perspective.
"A Treatise on Parents and Children" by George Bernard Shaw
He seemed good-natured, he was freehanded, he had money, he never said anything.
"The Secret Agent" by Joseph Conrad
The dip-dial translates them on the tape in flowing freehand.
"Actions and Reactions" by Rudyard Kipling
There is my friend Freehand, for instance.
"Roundabout Papers" by William Makepeace Thackeray
So freehanded and so gay!
"The Madman" by Khalil Gibran
The freehand sketches of Pharisees given in the Talmud are the reverse of complimentary.
"Hebraic Literature; Translations from the Talmud, Midrashim and Kabbala" by Various
They are as freehanded in their bribes as interested in their gains.
"The Philippine Islands, 1493-1898: Volume XXII, 1625-29" by Various
They love money and will do a good deal to get it, but when they have money, they spend it in a reckless and freehanded manner.
"The Land of the Black Mountain" by Reginald Wyon
Freehanded as you are, you give assurance of magnanimity and high-mindedness.
"The Wagnerian Romances" by Gertrude Hall
The dip-dial translates them on the tape in flowing freehand.
"With The Night Mail" by Rudyard Kipling
This sort of thing was called "instruction in freehand drawing," and had to be endured and persisted in for months and months.
"The Confessions of a Caricaturist, Vol. 1 (of 2)" by Harry Furniss
Another advantage is that, in the process, considerable skill in freehand drawing also can be acquired.
"College Teaching" by Paul Klapper
In making copies it is not usual to make the preliminary drawing freehand.
"The Painter in Oil" by Daniel Burleigh Parkhurst
You must put it upright against the daylight, and mend your drawing, freehand, faithfully by the copy.
"Stained Glass Work" by C. W. Whall
Perched on his high stool at the drawing-table, his materials before him, he drew in freehand what his ideas suggested.
"Fairfax and His Pride" by Marie Van Vorst
The experience is too recent to constitute a proper subject of freehand reminiscence.
"Recollections of a Varied Life" by George Cary Eggleston
If he is afraid to attempt the freehand work, give the child pictures to cut around, as simple outlines of a cat seated, or a piece of fruit.
"Home Occupations for Boys and Girls" by Bertha Johnston
Brought more directly under Norman domination it resulted in the fine, bold freehand style which is conspicuous in MSS.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 14, Slice 3" by Various
FREEHAND DRAWING, ORNAMENT, FIRST GRADE.
"Lessons in the Art of Illuminating" by W. J. Loftie
The curve of the chamfer may be drawn freehand.
"Manual Training Toys for the Boy's Workshop" by Harris W. Moore
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In news:

Miami's fave Pod person teams up with Bar Lab for November debut at The Freehand (FKA Indian Creek Hotel).
"ANOTHER dish the French stole from the Italians," Cesare Casella said, freehanding extra virgin olive oil from a pitcher into a broad-bottomed saucepan, "carabaccia.
Nori St Paul/special to the Eagle Chad Burgess operates a etching tool as he freehands a design on a wine glass in client's home on Marco Island.
Burgess is a glass etcher, one of approximately 100 who freehand their designs.
The Freehand Miami is set to open in November at the site of the old Indian Creek Hotel, which is closed now for renovations.
I know that painting anything freehand on pumpkins (especially words) can be pretty darn difficult.
Those scribbles and my freehand drawings almost caused me to fail kindergarten.
QuarkXpress 6.5, Illustrator, Freehand, Photoshop, Acrobat PDF (embed all fonts) We do not accept Microsoft Publisher documents.
Sierra Westcott of Hartford shows off her freehand embroidery done as part of her classes at Kathy Peters sewing business in Canton.
Pick your pumpkin , carve freehand or with stencils, pick a background and share with your friends.
Sanding an even radius on workpieces can be tricky, especially if you're doing it freehand.
Freehand sharpening is a skill that must be developed with practice, along with trial and error — at first, mostly error.
The key to mastering freehand sharpening is keeping the angle of the blade to the stone consistent.
You must be patient to master freehand sharpening .
Striped french manicure done freehand with striping brushes, all by The Nail Junkkie.
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In science:

Rekimoto Y. “Smartskin: An Infrastructure for Freehand Manipulation on Interactive Surfaces”. In Proc. of the ACM conf.
Working Document on Gloss Ontology
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