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1. a person who works in metal, esp one who shapes metal by hammering
2. See blacksmith


1. Adam. 1723--90, Scottish economist and philosopher, whose influential book The Wealth of Nations (1776) advocated free trade and private enterprise and opposed state interference
2. Bessie, known as Empress of the Blues. 1894--1937, US blues singer and songwriter
3. Delia. born 1941, British cookery writer and broadcaster: her publications include The Complete Cookery Course (1982)
4. Harvey. born 1938, British showjumper
5. Ian (Douglas). born 1919, Zimbabwean statesman; prime minister of Rhodesia (1964--79). He declared independence from Britain unilaterally (1965)
6. John. ?1580--1631, English explorer and writer, who helped found the North American colony of Jamestown, Virginia. He was reputedly saved by the Indian chief's daughter Pocahontas from execution by her tribe. Among his works is a Description of New England (1616)
7. John. 1938--94, British Labour politician; leader of the Labour Party 1992--94
8. Joseph. 1805--44, US religious leader; founder of the Mormon Church
9. Dame Maggie. born 1934, British actress. Her films include The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie (1969), California Suite (1978), The Lonely Passion of Judith Hearne (1988), The Secret Garden (1993), and Gosford Park (2001)
10. Stevie, real name Florence Margaret Smith. 1902--71, British poet. Her works include Novel on Yellow Paper (1936), and the poems 'A Good Time was had by All' (1937) and 'Not Waving but Drowning' (1957)
11. Sydney. 1771--1845, British clergyman and writer, noted for The Letters of Peter Plymley (1807--08), in which he advocated Catholic emancipation
12. Will(ard) Christopher. born 1968, US film actor and rap singer; star of the television series The Fresh Prince of Bel Air (1990--96) and the films Men In Black (1997), Wild Wild West (1999), and Ali (2001)
13. William. 1769--1839, English geologist, who founded the science of stratigraphy by proving that rock strata could be dated by the fossils they contained



a sound between northwestern Greenland and the southern part of Ellesmere Island. It is the southernmost part of the passage connecting Baffin Bay with the Kane Basin and the Arctic Basin, and at its narrowest point it is 46 km wide. Glaciers extend into the sound and form icebergs. It is covered with ice throughout the year. The British polar explorers R. Bylot and W. Baffin discovered the sound in 1616. They named it for T. Smith (Smythe), the first governor of the East India Company.

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Yes," said Mrs Smith more doubtingly, "sometimes it may, though I fear its lessons are not often in the elevated style you describe.
She sees nothing to blame in it," replied Anne; "on the contrary, she approves it, and has generally taken me when I have called on Mrs Smith.
The tall lad, standing in the porch, turned his bleared eyes from the publican to the smith and back again as if considering whom he ought to fight now.
Then it was that Beauty Smith had talk with him again about the sale of White Fang; but this time the price offered was in bottles, not dollars, and Grey Beaver's ears were more eager to hear.
Beauty Smith strode into camp and stood over White Fang.
If Smith had been in his right senses he would have been sensible of something wrong in my pace, but he was too drunk to notice.
Smith was flung off by my fall, and, owing to the speed I was going at, he must have fallen with great force.
Smith had not been effected without a shock--that much one must recognize.
Smith I believe was afraid of his daughter's quietness though of course he interpreted it in his own way.
Thus he learned that, after long persecutions, Smith reappeared in Illinois, and in 1839 founded a community at Nauvoo, on the Mississippi, numbering twenty-five thousand souls, of which he became mayor, chief justice, and general-in-chief; that he announced himself, in 1843, as a candidate for the Presidency of the United States; and that finally, being drawn into ambuscade at Carthage, he was thrown into prison, and assassinated by a band of men disguised in masks.
Smith shrugged his shoulders and helped himself to a cigarette.
Smith, to resist the temptation of returning here soon, and yet aware that by declining your invitation, by saying that he was going away for some time, he should seem to act an ungenerous, a suspicious part by our family, be might well be embarrassed and disturbed.

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