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(Crafts) archaic a shoemaker or worker in cordovan leather
ˈcordˌwainery n


(ˈkɔrd weɪ nər)

n. Archaic.
1. a person who makes shoes from cordovan leather.
2. shoemaker; cobbler.
[1150–1200; Middle English cordewaner < Old French cordewan(i)er]
cord′wain•er•y, n.
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He told me he was a cordwainer living between Stafford and Penkridge, that he had come to Stafford to gain materials to make up ladies' boots from the factory of T.
One of the joys of reading Charles Stross is that he can remind readers of the giants of science fiction-Alfred Bester, Cordwainer Smith, and Robert Heinlein (to whom saturn's Children gave more than a nod), to name a few-without being those writers.
There are examples of a cordwainer (a shoemaker), mine engineer, tailor, chair maker and even the captain of a merchant vessel who got married at St Martin's in the Bull Ring, on October 20, 1838.
4) The latest evidence of the Simpson troupe's activities appears to date from January 1616, when eight members of the company were fined as "comon players of Enterludes vagabonds and sturdy beggars" at the North Riding Quarter Sessions: the players punished were George White, weaver, 24, of Egton; John Simpson, cordwainer, 25, of Egton; Richard Simpson, cordwainer, 24, of Egton; Cuthbert Simpson, cordwainer, 18, of Egton--all of whom were described as "Recusantes papales"--and Nicholas Postgate, labourer, 13, of Egton; Edward Concett, tailor, 30, of Egton; Robert Simpson, cordwainer, 7+ of Staithes, and Robert Harbutt alias Cawdmer, husbandman, 7+, of Goteland (North Riding Quarter Session Minutes MS--hereafter NRQSM--2/2 fol.
Its text, which reads like an homage to Jack Vance and explicitly evokes Cordwainer Smith and Samuel Taylor Coleridge's Kubla Khan (1797), was written by an unidentified historian generations after Kal's quest, which has assumed great cultural importance on Heven.
Greene's background (13)--his father was a saddler, or perhaps a cordwainer turned innkeeper in Norwich--was similar to the glover's son from Stratford.
In an even more methodologically groundbreaking contribution, Sherryl Vint's "Species and Species-Being: Alienated Subjectivity and the Commodification of Animals" uses Cordwainer Smith's Instrumentality of Mankind stories (1950-75) in order to interrogate "the ways in which animals are caught up in human social relations as both commodities and labourpower," and her essay as a whole argues that "by moving beyond human exceptionalism, productive opportunities for alliances between Marxists, socialists, and environmental and animal welfare activists become possible" (119).
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His research found that Ann's parents were listed as Joshua Sykes, of Slaithwaite, a cordwainer, a person who made shoes, born in 1830 and Rebecca Taylor, born in Golcar in about 1832.