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Workman, pl. workmen; 1) one who is employed in any labour: “the king's council are no good workmen,” H6B IV, 2, 16 (Bevis' speech). “do villany . . . like workmen,” Tim. IV, 3, 438.
2) a skilful artificer, an artist: “the well-skilled w. this mild image drew,” Lucr. 1520. “who's his tailor? he's a good w.” All's II, 5, 21. “when workmen strive to do better than well,” John IV, 2, 28. “excellent w., thou canst not paint a man so bad as is thyself,” Tim. V, 1, 32. “in respect of a fine w., I am but . . . a cobbler,” Caes. I, 1, 10. thou shouldst see a w. in't (the art of war) Ant. IV, 4, 18. “therein I must play the w.” Cymb. IV, 1, 7.
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