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artisan

noun artifex, artificer, craftsman, craftworker, faber, handicraftsman, journeyman, laborer, machiner, masser craftsman, master workman, mechanic, mechanician, one engaged in a manual enterprise, one skilled in an innustrial art, one trained in a mechanic trade, operator, opifex, skilled laborer, skilled worker, technician, worker, workingman, workingwoman, workman, workwoman
Associated concepts: artisan lien
See also: practitioner
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The artisan only attains excellence in proportion as he becomes a slave," and the slave is only a living instrument of the good life.
One of the sergeants of police was obliged to notify Master Charmolue of the fact, as the latter, during this entire scene, had been engaged in studying the bas-relief of the grand portal which represents, according to some, the sacrifice of Abraham; according to others, the philosopher's alchemical operation: the sun being figured forth by the angel; the fire, by the fagot; the artisan, by Abraham.
A common man might travel safely over three-quarters of the habitable globe, could go round the earth at a cost of less than the annual earnings of a skilled artisan.
He was a man who rather prided himself upon neglecting his appearance, and, so far as the cut and pattern of his clothes went, he usually suggested the artisan out for a holiday.
The next day two pale-looking men, in artisan costume, came up to the gate at the same time as I did, each carrying a long wooden box under his arm, strongly bound with iron.
A FARMER, an Artisan, and a Labourer went to the King of their country and complained that they were compelled to support a large standing army of mere consumers, who did nothing for their keep.
Presently I stopped before a low door in a plain stone house which might have been the dwelling of an artisan of the better sort, and without announcing myself, entered.
Elisabeth Baudoyer, nee Saillard, is one of those persons who escape portraiture through their utter commonness; yet who ought to be sketched, because they are specimens of that second-rate Parisian bourgeoisie which occupies a place above the well-to-do artisan and below the upper middle classes,--a tribe whose virtues are well-nigh vices, whose defects are never kindly, but whose habits and manners, dull and insipid though they be, are not without a certain originality.
Suppose now that a husbandman, or an artisan, brings some production to market, and he comes at a time when there is no one to exchange with him,--is he to leave his calling and sit idle in the market-place?
She was not a Christian in the accepted sense; she did not believe that God had ever worked among us as a young artisan.
His clothes, hung above him, showed that he had been himself conscious of his danger--they were clothes that had disguised him as a French artisan.
One of them was carrying an open letter from a young English artisan, who had been in New York a fortnight, to a friend near Manchester, whom he strongly urged to follow him.