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car·pen·ter

 (kär′pən-tər)
n.
A skilled worker who makes, finishes, and repairs wooden objects and structures.
v. car·pen·tered, car·pen·ter·ing, car·pen·ters
v.tr.
To make, finish, or repair (wooden structures).
v.intr.
To work as a carpenter.

[Middle English, from Anglo-Norman, from Latin carpentārius (artifex), (maker) of a carriage, from carpentum, a two-wheeled carriage, of Celtic origin; see kers- in Indo-European roots.]
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And then the day came back to him when he was a little fellow and used to run by his father's side, proud to be taken out to work, and prouder still to hear his father boasting to his fellow-workmen how "the little chap had an uncommon notion o' carpentering.
Anson's earning twenty-five a day at carpentering, Liverpool getting twenty logging for the saw-mill, and Big Bill's getting forty a day as chief sawyer.
And if obligatory on him, then let us raise a further question, whether this dieting of disorders which is an impediment to the application of the mind t in carpentering and the mechanical arts, does not equally stand in the way of the sentiment of Phocylides?