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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.
sweeteners of human labour, both to the handicraftsman, whose life
("What is a Critic?" 98) This utilitarian function of the professional man of letters is further underlined by Augustine Birrell--whom Traill selected to be the first contributor to Literature's weekly series "Among My Books." Birrell writes, "The duties of a critic are those of a handicraftsman who takes money in exchange for an article of his manufacture.