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(ˈhæn diˌkræfts mən, -ˌkrɑfts-)

n., pl. -men.
a person skilled in a handicraft; craftsman.
hand′i•crafts`man•ship`, n.
usage: See -man.
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Why are poets so apt to choose their mates, not for any similarity of poetic endowment, but for qualities which might make the happiness of the rudest handicraftsman as well as that of the ideal craftsman of the spirit?
There was an aged handicraftsman, it is true, who had been a citizen of London at the period of Sir Thomas Overbury's murder, now some thirty years agone; he testified to having seen the physician, under some other name, which the narrator of the story had now forgotten, in company with Dr.
Therefore, many bookbinders are self-learners or came to the handicraft from relevant professions, such as a curriership or graphic arts," the self-established handicraftsman reveals to The Baltic Times.
In our imagination the medieval handicraftsman was a selfish entrepreneur.