I was an apprentice to a cordwainer, but my indentures were given up before I left England, sir.
Edmund was sent to Concord and became a cordwainer or shoemaker.
"Both equally necessary members of the body corporate," said Henry, whose father had been a cordwainer.
I shall not wonder if I come to be cousin to a cordwainer's 'prentice yet!
And every cordwainer that shod any man or woman on the Sunday, to pay thirty shillings.
The message for cordwainer went out of his head, though he went that way on purpose.
It is true that the family was a branch of the Oddi, and the lover only a cordwainer.
Tanners who make a notorious default in leather which is found by a cordwainer shall make a forfeiture.
An apprentice of a cordwainer in the town ran away in 1764, or, as it was worded on the police notice, "did elope from service."
cordwainer was the old name for "shoemaker," and is still kept in the names of shoemakers' guilds and societies.
"shoemaker, leatherworker," c.1100, from Anglo-French cordewaner, from Old French cordoan "(leather) of Cordova," the town in Spain whose leather was favored by the upper class for shoes. Cf. cordovan, a later borrowing directly from Spanish.