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smith

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

Smith

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

Smith

 

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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So he followed morosely at Beauty Smith's heels, his tail between his legs, yet snarling softly under his breath.
At the fort Beauty Smith left him securely tied and went in to bed.
Grey Beaver again made him fast with a thong, and in the morning turned him over to Beauty Smith. And here was where the difference came in.
A Mrs Smith. A widow Mrs Smith; and who was her husband?
"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.
She left it to himself to recollect, that Mrs Smith was not the only widow in Bath between thirty and forty, with little to live on, and no sirname of dignity.
Smith I believe was afraid of his daughter's quietness though of course he interpreted it in his own way.
Smith with a slight backward jerk of his small head at the footsteps on the other side of the skylight would insist in his awful, hopelessly gentle voice that he knew very well what he was saying.
Smith used to declare "I am no reader" with something like pride in his low tones.
Passepartout was now the only person left in the car, and the Elder, looking him full in the face, reminded him that, two years after the assassination of Joseph Smith, the inspired prophet, Brigham Young, his successor, left Nauvoo for the banks of the Great Salt Lake, where, in the midst of that fertile region, directly on the route of the emigrants who crossed Utah on their way to California, the new colony, thanks to the polygamy practised by the Mormons, had flourished beyond expectations.
It seemed to him a terrible thing to have to guide so many wives at once across the vicissitudes of life, and to conduct them, as it were, in a body to the Mormon paradise with the prospect of seeing them in the company of the glorious Smith, who doubtless was the chief ornament of that delightful place, to all eternity.
I want to find the whereabouts of a steam launch called the Aurora, owner Mordecai Smith, black with two red streaks, funnel black with a white band.