Definitions

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  • n. carpentry

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. The occupation or work of a carpenter; the act of working in timber; carpentry.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The employment or work of a carpenter; carpentry.

Etymologies

carpenter +‎ -ing (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • There are shelters where the men can keep warm and there are periodical classes in carpentering, boot-making, leather-work, handloom-weaving, basket-work, sea-grass work, etc., etc.; the idea being that the men can make furniture and so forth, not for sale but for their own homes, getting tools free and materials cheaply.

    The Road to Wigan Pier

  • With regard to the arts treated of in the following pages, matters about which information is easily acquired -- such as carpentering, blacksmithing, turning, and the arts of the watchmaker -- have been left on one side.

    On Laboratory Arts

  • At first the old native sloyd occupations were followed, such as carpentering, turning, wood - carving, brush-making, book-binding, and work in copper and iron, but later the industrial element gave way to a well-organized course in educational tool work for boys from twelve to fifteen years of age, after the Finnish plan.

    The History of Education; educational practice and progress considered as a phase of the development and spread of western civilization

  • A fad that occupies the hands, such as carpentering, turning, or photography, is peculiarly useful if one's taste runs in that direction.

    Why Worry?

  • Froebel laid before him a plan for an educational institute, [129] complete in every particular, which we had all worked at in common to draw up, in which not only the ordinary "learned" branches of education but also handicrafts, such as carpentering, weaving, bookbinding, tilling the ground and so on were used as means of culture.

    Autobiography of Friedrich Froebel $c translated and annotated by Emilie Michaelis ... and H. Keatley Moore.

  • Froebel laid before him a plan for an educational institute, [129] complete in every particular, which we had all worked at in common to draw up, in which not only the ordinary “learned "branches of education but also handicrafts, such as carpentering, weaving, bookbinding, tilling the ground and so on were used as means of culture.

    Autobiography of Friedrich Froebel

  • Anson's earning twenty-five a day at carpentering, Liverpool getting twenty logging for the saw-mill, and Big Bill's getting forty a day as chief sawyer.

    LIKE ARGUS OF THE ANCIENT TIMES

  • As miraculous as these advances are, they will someday soon seem simplistic exercises in carpentering human flesh.

    Shock of Gray

  • Six Companies threw up row after row of these indistinguishable two- and three-room bungalows designed so simply that a two-man carpentering crew could assemble three of them in two days.

    Colossus

  • Pizzarelli graciously credits the wife with carpentering one of the most compelling segments in their couldn't-be-more-musical act: the medleys -- although what they do transcends the connotations of the word "medley" -- or what is now called "a mash-up" on the television series Glee.

    David Finkle: Come to the Cabaret Two by Two

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