Usage examples for handiness

  1. Good servants do not often come to us; they must be made by patience and training; and if a girl has a good disposition and a reasonable degree of handiness, and the housekeeper understands her profession, a good servant may be made out of an indifferent one. – The American Woman's Home by Catherine E. Beecher and Harriet Beecher Stowe
  2. Rumours of this new " handiness" spread, and colliers from far and near sent their watches and clocks to him to doctor. – The Boyhood of Great Inventors by A. Fraser Robertson