from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A member of a guild.
  • n. An advocate of guild socialism.


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  • That is one reason why the textile guildsman were so opposed to the mechanization of the textile industry.

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  • Or he goes to the tavern where the Reg-Gok scum gather to drink themselves unconcious and tells a little something to a guildsman.

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  • Advertising was forbidden, and the idea that one master guildsman might produce a better product than his colleagues was regarded as treasonable.

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  • A guildsman and counsellor of the town of Shrewsbury, no less.

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  • Gunnery was a closed corporation, and the gunner himself a guildsman.

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  • The guildsman, like the earlier democrat therefore, looks about him for an environment in which this ideal of self-government can be realized.

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  • The slave and the guildsman know where they will sleep every night; it was only the proletarian of individualist industrialism who could get the sack, if not in the style of the Bosphorus, at least in the sense of the Embankment.

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  • It showed a man of serious bearing, and brought to mind the princely guildsman of the Middle Ages.

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  • It was the guild again which procured the raw material, and distributed it in relatively equal proportions amongst its members; or where this was not the case, the time and place were indicated at which the guildsman might buy at a fixed maximum price.

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  • At last, however, the visitor reaches his inn by the aid of a friendly guildsman and his torch; and retiring to his chamber, with its straw-covered floor, rough oaken bedstead, hard mattress, and coverings not much better than horse-cloths, he falls asleep as the bell of the minster tolls out ten o'clock over the now dark and silent city.

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