hand tool

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n hand tool a tool used with workers' hands
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Quotations

  • 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.”

Usage

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
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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.
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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
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