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carpenter n also cafner* [phonetics unavailable]. EDD ~ sb 2 Wa Sa; cafender sb 2 D Co. Wood-louse or sow-bug, an isopod which swarms around rotting wood and under rocks (Oniscus asellus); BOAT-BUILDER.
   1964 Evening Telegram 25 Mar, p. 5 The first I noticed were the wood lice (or 'carpenters' as they are commonly called in Newfoundland). T 370-67 We call them carpenters. I think they're woodlice. 1970 Evening Telegram 17 July, p. 2 From a carpenter, to be more accurate, which was busy crawling up the right string of my left bootlace.

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