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artificer


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  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Artificer  \Ar*tif"i*cer\,  n.  [Cf.  F.  artificier,  fr  LL 
  artificiarius.] 
  1.  An  artistic  worker;  a  mechanic  or  manufacturer;  one  whose 
  occupation  requires  skill  or  knowledge  of  a  particular 
  kind  as  a  silversmith. 
 
  2.  One  who  makes  or  contrives;  a  deviser,  inventor,  or 
  framer.  ``Artificer  of  fraud.''  --Milton. 
 
  The  great  Artificer  of  all  that  moves  --Cowper. 
 
  3.  A  cunning  or  artful  fellow.  [Obs.]  --B.  Jonson 
 
  4.  (Mil.)  A  military  mechanic,  as  a  blacksmith,  carpenter, 
  etc.;  also  one  who  prepares  the  shells,  fuses,  grenades, 
  etc.,  in  a  military  laboratory. 
 
  Syn:  Artisan;  artist.  See  {Artisan}. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  artificer 
  n  1:  someone  who  is  the  first  to  think  of  or  make  something  [syn: 
  {inventor},  {discoverer}] 
  2:  a  skilled  worker  who  practices  some  trade  or  handicraft 
  [syn:  {craftsman},  {artisan},  {journeyman}] 
  3:  an  enlisted  man  responsible  for  the  upkeep  of  small  arms  and 
  machine  guns  etc  [syn:  {armorer},  {armourer}] 
 
  From  Easton's  1897  Bible  Dictionary  [easton]: 
 
  Artificer 
  a  person  engaged  in  any  kind  of  manual  occupation  (Gen.  4:22; 
  Isa.  3:3). 
 




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