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"You are very kind, Captain Smith," said Robert, gratefully.

Captain Smith he found to be a very different man from Captain Haley.

From that time, therefore, Captain Rushton was known as Mr. Smith.

Haley drew near, and heard Captain Rushton addressed as Mr. Smith.

I no longer doubted the statement of Thompson and the speculator Smith.

Smith says he has got something to do with every one of the stocks.

"Spoils the hoof to put the knife on the sole, Buck," said the smith.

All were killed but one man and Smith, and they were made prisoners.

I expect Mr. Smith here by six o'clock; will you remain with me and see him?

It is Ana, the daughter of Manuel, who works in the smith's shop.

WORD ORIGIN

Old English smið "blacksmith, armorer, one who works in metal" (jewelers as well as blacksmiths), more broadly, "handicraftsman, practitioner of skilled manual arts" (also including carpenters), from Proto-Germanic *smithaz "skilled worker" (cf. Old Saxon smith, Old Norse smiðr, Danish smed, Old Frisian smith, Old High German smid, German Schmied, Gothic -smiþa, in aiza-smiþa "coppersmith"), from PIE root *smi- "to cut, work with a sharp instrument" (cf. Greek smile "knife, chisel"). Attested as a surname since at least c.975.

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