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 for Small crafts
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Craft \Craft\ (kr[.a]ft), n. [AS. cr[ae]ft strength, skill, art,
     cunning; akin to OS., G., Sw., & Dan. kraft strength, D.
     kracht, Icel. kraptr; perh. originally, a drawing together,
     stretching, from the root of E. cramp.]
     1. Strength; might; secret power. [Obs.] --Chaucer.
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     2. Art or skill; dexterity in particular manual employment;
        hence, the occupation or employment itself; manual art; a
        trade.
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              Ye know that by this craft we have our wealth.
                                                    --Acts xix.
                                                    25.
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              A poem is the work of the poet; poesy is his skill
              or craft of making.                   --B. Jonson.
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              Since the birth of time, throughout all ages and
              nations,
              Has the craft of the smith been held in repute.
                                                    --Longfellow.
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     3. Those engaged in any trade, taken collectively; a guild;
        as, the craft of ironmongers.
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              The control of trade passed from the merchant guilds
              to the new craft guilds.              --J. R. Green.
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     4. Cunning, art, or skill, in a bad sense, or applied to bad
        purposes; artifice; guile; skill or dexterity employed to
        effect purposes by deceit or shrewd devices.
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              You have that crooked wisdom which is called craft.
                                                    --Hobbes.
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              The chief priests and the scribes sought how they
              might take him by craft, and put him to death.
                                                    --Mark xiv. 1.
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     5. (Naut.) A vessel; vessels of any kind; -- generally used
        in a collective sense.
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              The evolutions of the numerous tiny craft moving
              over the lake.                        --Prof.
                                                    Wilson.
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     Small crafts, small vessels, as sloops, schooners, ets.
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