practical art
noun Date: 1830 an art (as woodworking) that serves ordinary or material needs — usually used in plural

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • art´ful|ness — art|ful «AHRT fuhl», adjective. 1. slyly clever; deceitful; crafty: »A swindler uses artful tricks to get people s money away from them. SYNONYM(S): sly. 2. skillful; clever: »His artful settling of the disagreement won everybody s approval …   Useful english dictionary

  • art´ful|ly — art|ful «AHRT fuhl», adjective. 1. slyly clever; deceitful; crafty: »A swindler uses artful tricks to get people s money away from them. SYNONYM(S): sly. 2. skillful; clever: »His artful settling of the disagreement won everybody s approval …   Useful english dictionary

  • art|ful — «AHRT fuhl», adjective. 1. slyly clever; deceitful; crafty: »A swindler uses artful tricks to get people s money away from them. SYNONYM(S): sly. 2. skillful; clever: »His artful settling of the disagreement won everybody s approval …   Useful english dictionary

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