Antonyms for artisans

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"My artisans have knowledge of each forward move," she answered.

For traders and artisans a moderate gain was, in his opinion, best.

Or you might ask, Who is to teach the sons of our artisans this same art which they have learned of their fathers?

The children of the class above, too, of the small shop-people, the artisans—do they escape?

The labourers and the artisans in peace were the soldiers in war.

The artisans, too, at this period put behind them a great temptation.

These are inhabited by domestic servants, the poorer class of artisans and the like.

The Asiatic merchants and artisans did not set out from one point only.

The artisans toiled, the musicians played, and the poets sang.

As the artisans of the country, the people of every caste have much to do with them.

WORD ORIGIN

1530s, from Italian artesano, from Vulgar Latin artitianus, from Latin artitus, past participle of artire "to instruct in the arts," from ars (genitive artis) "art" (see art (n.)). Barnhart reports Middle French artisan, often listed as the direct source of the English word, is attested too late to be so.