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master workman

noun
1.
a worker in charge.
2.
a person who is master of a craft.
Origin of master workman
late Middle English
1425-1475
late Middle English word dating back to 1425-75
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  • There we met Hugh Dempsey, who, I understand, is master workman for this district.

    Homestead Arthur G. Burgoyne
  • Not that Hartley looked on himself as a master workman in this respect.

    The Silver Poppy Arthur Stringer
  • There was a shade akin to sadness on the face of the master workman.

    A Breeze from the Woods, 2nd Ed. William Chauncey Bartlett
  • The thing done, the master workman in Ford snatched at the helm.

    Empire Builders

    Francis Lynde
  • A rosary dropped from the belt of the fat wife of a master workman—she was decked out like a peacock—and fell just in front of me.

    Complete Short Works Georg Ebers
  • Should a master workman be expected to teach the theory and practice of a trade through the use of pictures of tools and machines?

  • But imagine the feeling with which a French master workman would first see these clumsy intersections of curves.

    Val d'Arno John Ruskin
  • Anyway, the pillar is there and it is not at all unlikely that the master workman was hanged—a very common incident in those days.

    In Unfamiliar England Thomas Dowler Murphy
  • The shop was now very busy, with the three apprentices and the master workman all occupied.

    Historic Inventions Rupert S. Holland
  • They are the product of a master workman who has both skill and art, and who scorns to produce less than the best.

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