skilled workman


  • WordNet 3.6
    • n skilled workman a worker who has acquired special skills
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In literature:

A skilled workman like he was (he said) wanted a journeyman under him.
"Man and Wife" by Wilkie Collins
Besides, a professional of any criminal group is a skilled workman.
"The Sleuth of St. James's Square" by Melville Davisson Post
A skillful workman gets double the pay of a bungler, and deserves it.
"The Stillwater Tragedy" by Thomas Bailey Aldrich
But his heart was no softer than his brother's, and every man that was not a skilled workman was chased away with hard words.
"The Pink Fairy Book" by Various
He didn't come undher th' head iv skilled workman.
"Mr. Dooley in Peace and in War" by Finley Peter Dunne
He went about the business with that deliberation and care which marks the skilled workman.
"The Phantom of the River" by Edward S. Ellis
His intelligence and skill as a workman enabled him to attract customers from long distances.
"The Choctaw Freedmen" by Robert Elliott Flickinger
He sent another son to call a skilled workman to plate the heifer's horns with gold, and two others yet to bring the crew from the ship.
"Odysseus, the Hero of Ithaca" by Homer
I suppose a skilled and rapid workman could turn out as many as twenty of those nails in an hour.
"Dwellers in Arcady" by Albert Bigelow Paine
Alcohol torches are open to the same objections, and are not satisfactory, even in the hands of a highly skilled workman.
"The Automobile Storage Battery" by O. A. Witte

In poetry:

Every workman for his work;
Art hath many, keen of skill,—
Nature showing whom she will
Where her inner secrets lurk:
"Beetles (A Few Verses, For Vernon Wollaston)" by Martin Farquhar Tupper