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ARTIFICERS. Persons whose employment or business consists chiefly of bodily labor. Those who are masters of their arts. Cunn. Dict. h.t. Vide Art.

A Law Dictionary, Adapted to the Constitution and Laws of the United States. By John Bouvier. Published 1856.
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- Artificers use deadly traps and explosive mines to take control over the battlefield.
By the close of the 16th century many European courts employed gunner artificers to stage grand fireworks marking royal occasions, military victories and the New Year.
Their detachment consisted of six Officers and men attached to the artificers as engineers.
The Painting of the Ancients is in fact a compendium rather than a narrative history, a cento of quotations gathered under general headings from the "beginnings of Picture," to the "diverse means tending to the advancement of this Art," to the "maine grounds of Art"--invention, color, action, disposition and "grace"--that brought the old artificers "nearer to the height of perfection" (1:9).