workmanship

[ UK /wˈɜːkmənʃˌɪp/ ]
[ US /ˈwɝkmənˌʃɪp/ ]
NOUN
  1. skill in an occupation or trade
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How To Use workmanship In A Sentence

  • Somebody comes forward, examines, and then draws from out the grave, where it has lain, directly under the body, a knife -- a knife of peculiar shape and workmanship -- a long, keen, _surgeon's knife_! The Diamond Coterie
  • Unfortunately the problem of shoddy workmanship continues even today.
  • If his materials and workmanship were of their normal high standard, he is entitled to some explanation for this unexpected outcome.
  • While I am a beretta owner, I have found the red labels to be fairly similar to berettas in terms of dependability, performance, and workmanship. while they aren't cheap, they're about $1800 new I think, and I have seen good used ones offered for just over $1000. The Ten Best Best Bargains In Shotgunning
  • A regular computer user won't benefit from the ease of use and prolly won't be too impressed with the workmanship.
  • In the sovereign workmanship of Nature herself, what garden of flowers without weeds? what orchard of trees without worms? what field of corn without cockle? what pond of fishes without frogs? what sky of light without darkness? what mirror of knowledge without ignorance? what man of earth without frailty? what commodity of the world without discommodity? The Common Reader, Second Series
  • The entryway of our brownstone was a magnificent piece of workmanship and masonry.
  • By means of a generous employment of free counterpoint, in other words a kind of polyphony in which the various voices use different melodies in harmonious combination, he gained a potent auxiliary in his cunning workmanship, and emphasized the folly of rejecting the contrapuntal experiences, of, for instance, a Sebastian Bach. For Every Music Lover A Series of Practical Essays on Music
  • Most of these newer buildings were made of wood, and many showed signs of uncharacteristically hasty construc - tion and shoddy workmanship. Flint, the King
  • The “Interior of Willesden Church” is excellent as a composition, and a piece of artistical workmanship; the groups are well arranged; and the figure of Mrs. Sheppard looking round alarmed, as her son is robbing the dandy Kneebone, is charming, simple, and unaffected. George Cruikshank
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