from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. One that makes iron articles; a blacksmith.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A blacksmith (who makes articles from iron)
- n. An East Indian barbet (Megalaima faber) whose note resembles the sounds made by a smith.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A worker in iron; one who makes and repairs utensils of iron; a blacksmith.
- n. An East Indian barbet (Megalaima faber), inhabiting the Island of Hainan. The name alludes to its note, which resembles the sounds made by a smith.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A worker in iron, as a blacksmith, locksmith, etc.
- n. The barbet of Hainan, Megalæma faber: so called from its cry, translating the native name.
The hand of the ironsmith was trained after the gesture of hammering was repeated thousands of times.
I was present when my friend conducted the Gaboresti interview with Loli Gabor, ironsmith, in Cluj.
How much profit is left when you have to pay an ironsmith, an apprentice, a temporary worker, when you've sold this many scythes, knives, and shovels?
And when the top of her dress was around her hips and he saw the sculpture her back had become, like the decorative work of an ironsmith too passionate for display, he could think but not say, "Aw, Lord, girl."
Imagine: finding, and afterward forging mutuality between a Confucian teacher, a boomerang-wielding kangaroo hunter, a Polish schoolboy, a medieval Mesopotamian peasant, a West African ironsmith, a Mexican vaquero, an Eskimo girl ....
Imagine: finding, and afterward forging mutuality between a Confucian teacher, a boomerang-wielding kangaroo hunter, a Polish schoolboy, a medieval Mesopotamian peasant, a West African ironsmith, a Mexican vaquero, an Eskimo girl ...
First came a small grinder box he had bought from an Orvieto ironsmith, a grinder such as women used to make small amounts of flour.
He knew the man -- H'yemba, the cunning ironsmith, one who in other days had before now crossed his will and, dog-like, snarled as much as he had dared.
The second allusion is to the ironsmith in Canaan.
Though the ironsmith had made himself a home in Canaan he never identified himself with its inhabitants.
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