hand tool


  • WordNet 3.6
    • n hand tool a tool used with workers' hands
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  • John J. Bernet
    John J. Bernet
    “Men are more important than tools. If you don't believe so, put a good tool into the hands of a poor workman.”


In literature:

His tools and fixtures were valued at $140, and he carried about $75 worth of second-hand clothing in stock.
"The Negro at Work in New York City" by George Edmund Haynes
With an ever-increasing detachment of mind from the objects of self and sense, he felt himself a tool in the Great Workman's hand.
"Robert Elsmere" by Mrs. Humphry Ward
I was only a weak tool in his hands.
"Roger Trewinion" by Joseph Hocking
They had gone to pick out the machine tools for the work at hand.
"Space Platform" by Murray Leinster
Such as he was, he had become an agent and a tool in the hands of Allcraft's father.
"Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine - Volume 54, No. 338, December 1843" by Various
The Houses indeed were no mere tools in William's hands.
"History of the English People, Volume VII (of 8)" by John Richard Green
In primitive days and with primitive tools, hand delving was a sore task.
"Domesticated Animals" by Nathaniel Southgate Shaler
Pete worked steadily for half an hour, and then came back to the hall-kitchen with his tools in his hands.
"The Manxman A Novel - 1895" by Hall Caine
I caught a lively young man in the very act; box of tools in his hand!
"The Peterkin Papers" by Lucretia P Hale
Yeva was innocent, a mere tool in the hands of Captain Goritz, who disposed all the pawns in his command to play his game.
"The Secret Witness" by George Gibbs
It's not the thinkers who are tools in the hands of destiny, dear child.
"The Creators" by May Sinclair
Soon, now, she will become a tool in our hands to build greater the eminence of Wananda.
"Valley of the Croen" by Lee Tarbell
Properly made, this cement is invaluable to the taxidermist, as it works well by the hand or by tools, drying slowly until it sets.
"Practical Taxidermy" by Montagu Browne
Richard insisted, but his tools bent in his hand.
"Hugh, Bishop of Lincoln" by Charles L. Marson
Among the passengers were a number of mechanics, with tools in their hands, going down the bay in search of work.
"The Naval History of the United States" by Willis J. Abbot
Joe and I, laying hands on our host's kit of tools, at once went to work on the window.
"The Boys of Crawford's Basin" by Sidford F. Hamp
Give me a lift on to the sill, and hand up the tools.
"Two Daring Young Patriots" by W. P. Shervill
Tools for hand-tooling must not be too large, or it will be impossible to obtain clear impressions.
"Bookbinding, and the Care of Books" by Douglas Cockerell
Peter crouched before the desk, examining the heavy lock on the drawer, and accepted from the girl's hand a tool, a thick, short, blunt chisel.
"Peter the Brazen" by George F. Worts
The tools are in the hands of justice, but the main spirits are hidden.
"Diary from November 12, 1862, to October 18, 1863" by Adam Gurowski

In poetry:

What does it mean
life? I am here I am
there. Look! Suddenly
the young tool in their hands
for hurting one another.
"Album" by R S Thomas
For all is good, if understood,
(Ah, could we understand!)
And right and ill are tools of skill
Held in His either hand.
"Religio Medici" by Arthur Conan Doyle
What! Are we cowards? Are we doting fools?
Who built the cities, fructified the lands?
We make and use, but do we own the tools?
Who robbed us of the product of our hands?
"The Red Winds Come!" by John Gneisenau Neihardt
His tools the Engraver collected in hand;
The beggar perceiv'd there was no time to stand,
So he blufted an eye, and he tuck'd up a leg,
And like other beggars he set out to beg.
"The Triumvirate" by William Hutton

In news:

"The state has in its hands some important tools for lowering costs ," he said.
Sears' Craftsman brand – best known for hand and power tools – is exhibiting garage interconnectivity at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas this week.
It's a great tool to have on hand for your next craft project.
Here's a handful of useful tools to collect the kind of data you need to make better business decisions.
The original was built solely with hand tools.
Hand-Held Technologies: Less is More: Tiny Tools Revolutionize Patient Care.
Grinding a Right-Hand Roughing Tool.
This video program demonstrates a proper method for grinding a right-hand roughing tool using the pedestal grinder.
This coastal road 's 600 curves were dug using hand tools.
The rich details of this hand-tooled leather box remind us of the Southwest and the desert sky at sunset.
If you think striking tools, cutting tools or any other member of the hand tool.
The new 1.28 gpf Saver toilets from American Standard are designed to be installed with simple hand-tightening, so no additional tools are needed to install.
Members of older generations learned how to sew as a basic life skill but many adults today have never acquired the valuable tool of hand sewing .
We encourage creativity in basic hand sewing , offering an introduction to the tools of sewing and various fabrics.
Do ballot initiatives put power in the hands of the voters, or are they another tool for special interests to dominate politics.

In science:

On the other hand, these effects are automatically included in k⊥ - factorization, which makes k⊥ factorization an important tool for studying higher order corrections.
Small x Phenomenology: Summary and status 2002
Success with that requires flexible tools, which can rapidly provide an intuitive understanding of information in hand and simultaneously anticipate its likely consequences.
Mind the gap
Studies using these new tools confirm the efficiencies and background rejection from the hand scanning work.
Report of the US long baseline neutrino experiment study
On the one hand, we have biology students that want to make the investment to learn tools from physics.
A First Exposure to Statistical Mechanics for Life Scientists
But, the method we are developing is exactly to use Jacobi’s metric in order to find and classify al l of the solutions of the theory given, i.e., we want to be able to use this tool to study the moduli space of the problem at hand.
Phase Transitions and Moduli Space Topology
It is natural of course to seek to use the best tools at hand in order to maximise one’s chances of seeing a signal.
Moriond 2009, QCD and High Energy Interactions: Theory Summary
For some scholars, however, it can be seen as an overhead not to have a more abstract modelling tool at hand that would not be necessarily tied to a fixed XML vocabulary. We shall see in the following sections in which way ISO provides such environment.
Stabilizing knowledge through standards - A perspective for the humanities
In mid 2010 all the tools needed for the first purely field theoretical proof of the KLT relations were at hand [6, 7].
Perturbative Gravity and Gauge Theory Relations -- A Review
On the other hand, Satisfiability Modulo Theory (SMT) solvers are tools that, precisely, solve the problem of satisfiability for a range of mathematical and logical theories .
Applying SMT Solvers to the Test Template Framework
Hypernuclear (strangeness–violating) weak decay is on the other hand the only available tool to acquire knowledge on strangeness–changing weak baryon interactions .
Strangeness nuclear physics: a critical review on selected topics
This paper can serve an illustration of application of information-theoretical methods in statistics: on one hand this is analogy in problem formulation and on the other hand this is employment of technical tools of proof, specifically of the method of types , .
Multiple Objects: Error Exponents in Hypotheses Testing and Identification
On the other hand, the SAG test is a more appropriate tool whenever the focus is on the test power.
Parametric and Nonparametric Tests for Speckled Imagery
With these tools at hand, we are now in a position to establish the asymptotic normality of the U-statistic Un which leads to an evaluation of the type I error of the U-test.
Minimax testing of a composite null hypothesis defined via a quadratic functional in the model of regression
Without any reliable tool at hand we can only make a very superficial remark.
Density of kinks just after a quench in an overdamped system
On the other hand, long–baseline radio interferometry is sensitive only to compact, high brightness ob jects and is an ideal tool to discriminate over the two spatial scales.
Constraints on the nuclear emission from the Circinus galaxy: the torus