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skilled workman


  • WordNet 3.6
    • n skilled workman a worker who has acquired special skills
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In literature:

A skilled workman like he was (he said) wanted a journeyman under him.
"Man and Wife" by Wilkie Collins
Besides, a professional of any criminal group is a skilled workman.
"The Sleuth of St. James's Square" by Melville Davisson Post
A skillful workman gets double the pay of a bungler, and deserves it.
"The Stillwater Tragedy" by Thomas Bailey Aldrich
But his heart was no softer than his brother's, and every man that was not a skilled workman was chased away with hard words.
"The Pink Fairy Book" by Various
He didn't come undher th' head iv skilled workman.
"Mr. Dooley in Peace and in War" by Finley Peter Dunne
He went about the business with that deliberation and care which marks the skilled workman.
"The Phantom of the River" by Edward S. Ellis
His intelligence and skill as a workman enabled him to attract customers from long distances.
"The Choctaw Freedmen" by Robert Elliott Flickinger
He sent another son to call a skilled workman to plate the heifer's horns with gold, and two others yet to bring the crew from the ship.
"Odysseus, the Hero of Ithaca" by Homer
I suppose a skilled and rapid workman could turn out as many as twenty of those nails in an hour.
"Dwellers in Arcady" by Albert Bigelow Paine
Alcohol torches are open to the same objections, and are not satisfactory, even in the hands of a highly skilled workman.
"The Automobile Storage Battery" by O. A. Witte
No need to teach a skilled workman his trade!
"Yiddish Tales" by Various
However ill he might fare at bull-fighting he would surely earn more and have an easier life than if he were a skilled workman.
"The Blood of the Arena" by Vicente Blasco Ibáñez
Whatever may be the age of the author, his work indicates a certain inexperience and lacks the grasp and finish of the skilled workman.
"The Three Heron's Feathers" by Hermann Sudermann
A skilled workman, I admit, but this is only his second year.
"McClure's Magazine, Vol. 1, No. 3, August, 1893" by Various
Loki was greatly pleased with these wonderful presents, and declared that this dwarf must be the most skillful workman of them all.
"Asgard Stories" by Mary H. Foster and Mabel H. Cummings
Mechanical skill will be all that can differentiate one workman from another.
"Know the Truth; A critique of the Hamiltonian Theory of Limitation" by Jesse H. Jones
He was a skilled workman, particularly clever at house-building.
"Perils in the Transvaal and Zululand" by H.C. Adams
He procured new type and a workman better skilled than himself.
"History of Halifax City" by Thomas B. Akins
The training to be provided would be very similar to that required by the skilled workman.
"Boy Labour and Apprenticeship" by Reginald Arthur Bray
This method, of course, involves much skill on the part of the workman.
"The Potter's Craft" by Charles F. Binns

In poetry:

Every workman for his work;
Art hath many, keen of skill,—
Nature showing whom she will
Where her inner secrets lurk:
"Beetles (A Few Verses, For Vernon Wollaston)" by Martin Farquhar Tupper