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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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Their mutual friend answered for the satisfaction which a visit from Miss Elliot would give Mrs Smith, and Anne therefore lost no time in going.
The lad with the turned-up sleeve gave the smith a blow in the face and cried wildly: "They're fighting us, lads
The light brougham was to be fresh done up, and as Colonel Blantyre was obliged to return to his regiment it was arranged that Smith should drive him to the town in it, and ride back; for this purpose he took the saddle with him, and I was chosen for the journey.
Harriet Smith was the natural daughter of somebody.
Smith must be obliged;--and her business will not detain you from us long I hope.
Then, emphasising his words with his loud voice and frequent gestures, he related the history of the Mormons from Biblical times: how that, in Israel, a Mormon prophet of the tribe of Joseph published the annals of the new religion, and bequeathed them to his son Mormon; how, many centuries later, a translation of this precious book, which was written in Egyptian, was made by Joseph Smith, junior, a Vermont farmer, who revealed himself as a mystical prophet in 1825; and how, in short, the celestial messenger appeared to him in an illuminated forest, and gave him the annals of the Lord.
On referring to my notebook for the year 1895, I find that it was upon Saturday, the 23rd of April, that we first heard of Miss Violet Smith.
Smith leaning all the time upon his colleague's shoulder.
Beauty Smith was known far and wide as the weakest of weak-kneed and snivelling cowards.
Smith, for I wanted a steam launch, and I have heard good reports of the--Let me see, what is her name?
Smith also informs me that the vegetation has a rapid growth; no sooner is a part consumed, than its place is supplied by a fresh stock.
Smith, whom no harm, no trouble, no wicked lies of evil people can ever touch.

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