Its looming presence has fed her craft and her imagination for years.
They are certainly better-trained at their craft than I ever was at mine.
They probably helped him craft this speech that condemned the concentration on image.
Local mechanics pitched in to help mend the craft, but weeks into setting off the repairs wore thin and the vessel sprung a leak.
In such conditions, it's difficult to survive, much less to craft any kind of principled rebellion.
But the Irishman is a deacon of his craft, and settles the point like an adept.
I think it was the want of her, more than the value of the craft, that troubled and vexed him.
But the boy thought the craft one of the best on the lake, and wandered over her from end to end with great interest.
I was out in my boat looking for any craft that wanted a pilot, and I was close aboard of her.
If one bad leak will cause a shipwreck, how is the craft to mount the waves with every plank riven asunder?
Old English cræft, originally "power, physical strength, might," from Proto-Germanic *krab-/*kraf- (cf. Old Frisian kreft, Old High German chraft, German Kraft "strength, skill;" Old Norse kraptr "strength, virtue"). Sense expanded in Old English to include "skill, art, science, talent" (via a notion of "mental power"), which led to the meaning "trade, handicraft, calling." The word still was used for "might, power" in Middle English.
Use for "small boat" is first recorded 1670s, probably from a phrase resembling vessels of small craft and referring either to the trade they did or the seamanship they required, or perhaps it preserves the word in its original sense of "power."
Old English cræftan "to exercise a craft, build," from the same source as craft (n.). Meaning "to make skilfully" is from early 15c., obsolete from 16c., but revived c.1950s, largely in U.S. advertising and commercial senses. Related: Crafted; crafting.