See also:English only, of the Teutonic
See also:languages in which it occurs, to intellectual power, and used as a synonym of "
See also:art." It then means skill or ingenuity, especially in the
See also:manual arts, hence its use in the expression " Arts and Crafts " (q.v.), and it is 'thus applied to the
See also:trade or profession in which such skill is displayed, to an association of workmen of a particular trade, a trade gild, and in particular to Freemasons, " the craft "; the word appears also in words such as " handicraft " or " craftsman." Skill applied to outwit or deceive gives the
See also:common sense of cunning or trickery, and it is this meaning which is implied in such combined words as "priestcraft," "
See also:witchcraft" and the like . A more particular use of the word is in the nautical sense of vessels of transport by
See also:water; this is probably a colloquially shortened
See also:form either of " vessels of a fisherman's, lighterman's &c., craft," i.e . " art," or of " vessels of a heavier or lighter craft," i.e.
See also:burden or capacity; in both cases the , qualifying words are dropped and the word comes to be used of vessels in general .
CRAG (a Celtic word, cf. Gael. creag, Manx creg, an...
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