Definitions

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A carpenter whose special business is the making of masts, yards, etc.

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Examples

  • In her present beholder's mind the scene formed by the girlish spar-maker composed itself into a post-Raffaelite picture of extremest quality, wherein the girl's hair alone, as the focus of observation, was depicted with intensity and distinctness, and her face, shoulders, hands, and figure in general, being a blurred mass of unimportant detail lost in haze and obscurity.

    The Woodlanders

  • The father of Thomas B. Laighton was a spar-maker and did a considerable business when shipbuilding was thriving in those times.

    Sketches from Concord and Appledore

  • In her present beholder’s mind the scene formed by the girlish spar-maker composed itself into a post-Raffaelite picture of extremest quality, wherein the girl’s hair alone, as the focus of observation, was depicted with intensity and distinctness, and her face, shoulders, hands, and figure in general, being a blurred mass of unimportant detail lost in haze and obscurity.

    The Woodlanders

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