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Carpentry is a craft performed by carpenters, craftsman who work with timber to construct, install and maintain buildings, furniture, and other objects. The work may involve manual labor and work outdoors.
Hoyt's New Cyclopedia Of Practical Quotations
- Quotes reported in Hoyt's New Cyclopedia Of Practical Quotations (1922), p. 90-91.
- Are the tools without, which the carpenter puts forth his hands to, or are they and all the carpentry within himself; and would he not smile at the notion that chest or house is more than he?
- Cyrus A. Bartol, The Rising Faith, Personality.
- Sure if they cannot cut, it may be said
His saws are toothless, and his hatchets lead.
- Alexander Pope, Epilogue to Satires, Dialogue II, line 151.
- He talks of wood: it is some carpenter.
- Speak, what trade art thou?
Why, sir, a carpenter.
Where is thy leather apron and thy rule?
What dost thou with thy best apparel on?
- A carpenter's known by his chips.
- Jonathan Swift, Polite Conversation, Dialogue II.
- The carpenter dresses his plank—the tongue of his fore-plane whistles its wild ascending lisp.
- Walt Whitman, Leaves of Grass, Part XV, Stanza 77.
- The house-builder at work in cities or anywhere,
The preparatory jointing, squaring, sawing, mortising,
The hoist-up of beams, the push of them in their places, laying them regular,
Setting the studs by their tenons in the mortises, according as they were prepared,
The blows of the mallets and hammers.
- Walt Whitman, Song of the Broad-Axe, Part III, Stanza 4.