woodcraft

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n woodcraft skill in carving or fashioning objects from wood
    • n woodcraft skill and experience in matters relating to the woods (as hunting or fishing or camping)
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Woodcraft Skill and practice in anything pertaining to the woods, especially in shooting, and other sports in the woods. "Men of the glade and forest! leave
      Your woodcraft for the field of fight."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n woodcraft Skill in anything which pertains to the woods or forest; skill in the chase, especially in hunting deer, etc.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Woodcraft skill in the chase or anything pertaining to forests, forestry generally
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Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
A.S. wudu; cog. with Ice. vidhr, wood; akin to Ir. fiodh, timber.

Usage

In literature:

WOODCRAFT, OR HOW A PATROL LEADER MADE GOOD.
"Pathfinder" by Alan Douglas
You don't have to be taught trailing, or woodcraft, except maybe for an organized way of handling them.
"The Boy Scouts Book of Stories" by Various
Harriet and I learned much in the way of woodcraft during the months which followed.
"A Son of the Middle Border" by Hamlin Garland
Then his woodcraft should force the forest to render him something in the way of food that would suffice to keep life in his veins.
"The Backwoodsmen" by Charles G. D. Roberts
Jim nodded, because he knew something about woodcraft and thought the Indian had read the marks correctly.
"Partners of the Out-Trail" by Harold Bindloss
But woodcraft means more than this.
"Boy Scouts Handbook" by Boy Scouts of America
A splendid treatise on woodcraft.
"Whispering Smith" by Frank H. Spearman
His companions had discovered that he knew nothing of woodcraft, but much of military matters.
"Rodney, the Ranger" by John V. Lane
It was when it was cold or wet that the real test of my woodcraft came.
"A Mountain Boyhood" by Joe Mills
But the doubt cast upon his woodcraft piqued him.
"The House in the Water" by Charles G. D. Roberts
He brought up a body of men, most of whom now received their first lesson in woodcraft.
"The Red River Colony" by Louis Aubrey Wood
It was wonderful how his training as a trapper had taught him the science of silent woodcraft.
"The One-Way Trail" by Ridgwell Cullum
Mr. Thompson Seton's wish was to spend a large part of his life tramping over the country studying animals and learning woodcraft.
"Modern Americans" by Chester Sanford
It shows that he was not up to the woodcraft of the country.
"The Battle of Atlanta" by Grenville M. Dodge
A splendid treatise on woodcraft.
"Side-stepping with Shorty" by Sewell Ford
We don't need steel muscles and superior woodcraft these days, brother.
"Call Him Savage" by John Pollard
Some Simple Facts Concerning Woodcraft Which Will Enable Wanderers in a Forest to Get Their Bearings and Find Their Camps.
"The Scrap Book, Volume 1, No. 4" by Various
Puzzled, and nettled to find his woodcraft at fault, he continued his furtive progress toward the foot of the lake.
"The Haunters of the Silences" by Charles G. D. Roberts
Learn a lesson in woodcraft that will be useful to you more than once.
"The Sun Maid" by Evelyn Raymond
The man chosen for the purpose was Christopher Gist, a hardy pioneer, experienced in woodcraft and Indian life.
"The Student's Life of Washington; Condensed from the Larger Work of Washington Irving" by Washington Irving
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In poetry:

The forest children had become a part Of his own life--always he spoke their tongue,
He dwelt within their tents--with all his heart
He learned their ancient woodcraft, and each art
Their race had practised when the world was young.
"Jean De Breboeuf" by Virna Sheard

In news:

I have perused Kephart's Camping and Woodcraft many times, but somehow or other had consistently overlooked his entry on lungwort bread (vol.
Each camper has expertise in various aspects of woodcraft, history and nature study, and welcomes questions from visitors.
Boy Scout and conservation pioneer and artist Daniel Carter Beard, alongside Woodcraft campers, circa 1912.
Woodcraft Supply has named a new company president.
Jody Garrett on May 1 succeeded Jeff Forbes and since 2006 was Woodcraft 's vice president of marketing and merchandising and publisher of Woodcraft Magazine.
An explosion at the Walnut Hollow Woodcraft Outlet shook the ground all over town.
Woodcraft Supply and Pfeil Swiss-made carving tools are offering a chance to win prizes in wood-carving artistry and random drawing contests that run through Feb 28.
Since I wanted a heavy duty router and planer I elected to get a frame welded together with locking caster wheels from Woodcraft.
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