Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The author, designer, producer, or performer of a work, especially of a great, or important work; a skilled workman or artificer.
- n. A superintendent of work.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. rare The performer of any work; a master workman.
- work + master (Wiktionary)
“Peter Carl Fabergé designer Mikhail Perkhin, workmaster Imperial Blue Serpent Egg Gold, blue guilloche enamel, opalescent white enamel, diamonds, sapphires”
“And this indeed is formed, that it may be a tune; and therefore (as I said) the matter of the sound is before the form of the tune; not before, through any power it hath to make it a tune; for a sound is no way the workmaster of the tune; but is something corporeal, subjected to the soul which singeth, whereof to make a tune.”
“So every craftsman and workmaster that laboureth night and day, he who maketh graven seals, and by his continual diligence varieth the figure: he shall give his mind to the resemblance of the picture, and by his watching shall finish the work.”
“Brown, already with a distinguished record in the Confederate States Navy to his credit, was appointed supervisory workmaster for the completing and arming of the boat.”
“And who but Thou could be the workmaster of such wonders?”
“RALEIGH -- Whosoever is the workman, it is reason he should give an account of his work to his workmaster.”
“So is every artificer and workmaster, that passeth his time by night as by day; they that cut gravings of signets, and his diligence is to make great variety; he will set his heart to preserve likeness in his portraiture, and will be wakeful to finish his work.”
“So every carpenter and workmaster, that laboreth night and day," &c. Ver.”
“This handle made by the workmaster Michail Perchin for faberge, it was enamelled, gold, bowenite and rose diamond mounted.”
“There are in Plutarke many ample discourses most worthy to be knowne: for in my judgement, he is the chiefe workmaster of such works, whereof there are a thousand, whereat he hath but slightly glanced; for with his finger he doth but point us out a way to walke in, if we list; and is sometimes pleased to give but a touch at the quickest and maine point of a discourse, from whence they are by diligent studie to be drawne, and so brought into open market.”
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