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crafts:

see arts and craftsarts and crafts,
term for that general field of applied design in which hand fabrication is dominant. The term was coined in England in the late 19th cent. as a label for the then-current movement directed toward the revivifying of the decorative arts.
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Several of the craft were limping perceptibly, and seemed but barely under the control of their depleted crews.
One by one, however, the ships managed to dip below the crests of the outlying hills until only one barely moving craft was in sight.
The night was really terrible; it would be a miracle if the craft did not founder.
answered the man, 'that is not my sort of tailoring; come with me, and you will learn quite another kind of craft from that.
All about us in the garden lay their sinister craft, which the therns for some reason, then unaccountable to me, made no effort to injure.
He continued up the river for perhaps a mile; and then, crossing over to the left bank, drew his craft up on a low ledge that lay almost on a level with the water.
In aggravated cases, that is when the obstructions are many, or of such a nature as to deflect the bow more than forty-five degrees in any direction, or when the craft has reached its destination and dropped to within a hundred yards of the ground, the mechanism brings her to a full stop, at the same time sounding a loud alarm which will instantly awaken the pilot.
Tarzan, however, was confident that with a good west wind he could navigate the little craft to the mainland.
To her surprise she discovered that she could not even turn against the high wind, which rocked and buffeted the frail craft.
We heard a loud explosion apparently directly above us; the craft trembled to the shock which threw us all to the deck.
In it the poet invokes Athena to protect certain potters and their craft, if they will, according to promise, give him a reward for his song; if they prove false, malignant gnomes are invoked to wreck the kiln and hurt the potters.
The spritsail filled with the wind, suddenly, careening the frail open craft till it seemed it would surely capsize.