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From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Craft n.
 1. Strength; might; secret power. [Obs.]
 2. Art or skill; dexterity in particular manual employment; hence, the occupation or employment itself; manual art; a trade.
    Ye know that by this craft we have our wealth.   --Acts xix. 25.
    A poem is the work of the poet; poesy is his skill or craft of making.   --B. Jonson.
 Since the birth of time, throughout all ages and nations,
 Has the craft of the smith been held in repute.   --Longfellow.
 3. Those engaged in any trade, taken collectively; a guild; as, the craft of ironmongers.
    The control of trade passed from the merchant guilds to the new craft guilds.   --J. R. Green.
 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.
    You have that crooked wisdom which is called craft.   --Hobbes.
    The chief priests and the scribes sought how they might take him by craft, and put him to death.   --Mark xiv. 1.
 5. Naut. A vessel; vessels of any kind; -- generally used in a collective sense.
    The evolutions of the numerous tiny craft moving over the lake.   --Prof. Wilson.
 Small crafts, small vessels, as sloops, schooners, ets.