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n.1.People employed in trade; tradesmen.
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by G. & C. Merriam Co.
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'What did he die of?' The editor didn't like stories that said bad things about the town's tradesfolk. They were a thin-skinned bunch at the best of times and cancelled their advertising at the slightest provocation.
Nick, his team and a small army of local tradesfolk turn up in freezing conditions to remodel her house in nine days.
It involves intrigue and ne'erdo-wells around Christchurch on the Hampshire coast in the late 18th century as the poorer folk, the lord's family, smugglers, servants and tradesfolk intermingle with some alacrity.