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n.1.People employed in trade; tradesmen.
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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.
Between these extremes was a great class of merchants, tradesfolk, and skilled craftsmen, a social group whose thoughts and interests centered on business profits.