carpenter


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carpenter

a person skilled in woodwork, esp in buildings, ships, etc.

Carpenter

John Alden. 1876--1951, US composer, who used jazz rhythms in orchestral music: his works include the ballet Skyscrapers (1926) and the orchestral suite Adventures in a Perambulator (1915)

Carpenter

A craftsperson who is skilled in the transformation of lumber into framing and enclosing a structure.
References in classic literature ?
Miss Carpenter again gave her tears way, and could not reply.
She said it was all your fault," sobbed Miss Carpenter.
I b-believe you LIKE writing in the Recording Angel," said Miss Carpenter spitefully.
You never took a prize in anything," said Miss Carpenter.
Serves you right for prompting her," said Miss Carpenter.
I told her that the roof would be repaired at once, by Christian carpenters selected by her from the congregation.
You see he held his handkerchief in front, so that the Carpenter couldn't count how many he took: contrariwise.
Then I like the Carpenter best--if he didn't eat so many as the Walrus.
But during the night the carpenter, without at all trying to approach the pump, had managed to creep quietly along the starboard bulwark, and, unseen, had crouched down right under Falk's deck port.
I shouldn't so much mind being a carpenter, Mrs Merdle.
But to let them see how nature made artificers at first, I carried the carpenters to see Will Atkins' basket-house, as I called it; and they both owned they never saw an instance of such natural ingenuity before, nor anything so regular and so handily built, at least of its kind; and one of them, when he saw it, after musing a good while, turning about to me, "I am sure," says he, "that man has no need of us; you need do nothing but give him tools.
There were besides the two carpenters and the tailor, whom I brought with me for them: also the smith, who was a very necessary man to them, especially as a gunsmith, to take care of their arms; and my other man, whom I called Jack-of-all-trades, who was in himself as good almost as twenty men; for he was not only a very ingenious fellow, but a very merry fellow, and before I went away we married him to the honest maid that came with the youth in the ship I mentioned before.