a person who builds.
a person who constructs buildings under contract or as a speculation.
a substance, as an abrasive or filler, added to soaps or other cleaning agents to increase their effectiveness.
Contemporary Examples

A New Project Makes Owning an Ecofriendly Smart House Possible for More Than Just the 1 Percent Edward Ferguson July 31, 2013
Queen Victoria’s Secret Scottish Sex Castle Clive Irving August 16, 2014
Vet Snub Shocks Families Leslie H. Gelb July 17, 2010
Powerbroker Richard Ravitch Thinks New York Might Be Doomed Josh Robin April 25, 2014
Why Newsom Dropped Out Joe Mathews October 30, 2009

Historical Examples

The Boy Mechanic, Book 2 Various
A Dish Of Orts George MacDonald
John Leech, His Life and Work. Vol. 1 William Powell Frith
The Harbor Ernest Poole
The Works of Robert G. Ingersoll, Vol. 2 (of 12) Robert G. Ingersoll

a person who builds, esp one who contracts for and supervises the construction or repair of buildings
a substance added to a soap or detergent as a filler or abrasive

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