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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)
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Carpenter

A craftsperson who is skilled in the transformation of lumber into framing and enclosing a structure.
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At some paces from Alice, with his arms uplifted in the air, the carpenter made a gesture as if directing downward a slow, ponderous, and invisible weight upon the maiden.
The carpenter was standing erect in front of Alice's chair, and pointing his finger towards the maiden with an expression of triumphant power, the limits of which could not be defined, as, indeed, its scope stretched vaguely towards the unseen and the infinite.
"There she is!" said the carpenter. "Speak to her!"
Pyncheon!" said the carpenter with scornful composure.
In the further progress of the legend, there is a long, grotesque, and occasionally awe-striking account of the carpenter's incantations(if so they are to be called), with a view of discovering the lost document.
Nevertheless, not to be too hard with fair Mistress Alice, I will leave her in your keeping; but I do not warrant you that she shall never have occasion to remember Maule, the carpenter."
On recognizing Matthew Maule, she assumed an air of somewhat cold but gentle dignity, the rather, as there was a certain peculiar smile on the carpenter's visage that stirred the native pride of the fair Alice.
"Alice, laugh!"--the carpenter, beside his hearth, would say; or perhaps intensely will it, without a spoken word.
Constable Alexander Higgins said a mobile phone and coat were beside the drain and he thought Mr Carpenter had been trying to retrieve something.
Wrynn joins Guy Carpenter from the New York law firm, Goldberg Segalla, LLP, where he was a partner in the global insurance services practice group.
Carpenter, a former SAW gunner, received the Medal of Honor for throwing himself on a grenade to protect a fellow Marine.
Carpenter is owned by Todd Carpenter, who is the president and chief operating officer of Boone, which will manage the papers.