from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. a shoemaker
- n. a worker in cordwain, a leather from Córdoba.
- n. a member of the Cordwainers livery company
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A worker in cordwain, or cordovan leather; a shoemaker.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A worker in cordwain or cordovan leather; hence, a worker in leather of any kind; a shoemaker.
So he sees -- he sees a soldier hit a woman and rob her, or he himself mends shoes for some of -- a shoemaker would then be called a cordwainer or a cobbler.
June 11th, 2010 | Tags: china mieville, cordwainer smith, Joe R.
I just redid cordwainer-smith. com and now the page about the award is at the link on my name above.
“Both equally necessary members of the body corporate,” said Henry, whose father had been a cordwainer.
Haven't seen a cordwainer for many years my grandfather was one, but he was long gone before I arrived.
William Sampson, their radical Irish defense lawyer, invited master cordwainer plaintiffs to imagine themselves in the shoes of a typical journeyman.
For the cordwainer, a family to feed and educate in the domestic realm was as vital a component of the performance of his manly workplace duties as a hammer and a leather apron. 14 There was no perceived separation between his duties stitching leather and his duties feeding and educating his family.
Outworking cordwainer William Dougherty was not a union member during a short turnout in October of 1811, when he labored "for a livelihood for himself & family," but still faced a union reprimand when he tried to join the organization a couple of weeks later.
Writing just before the LFP formed, William English, a Philadelphia cordwainer, labor politician, and delegate to the New
Tim, being (I suppose) out of credit with the cordwainer, fell upon this ingenious expedient to supply the want of shoes, knowing that Mr Birkin, who loves humour, would himself relish the joke upon a little recollection.
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