Definitions

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. The art or occupation of a smith.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. The art or occupation of a smith; smithing.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The art of the smith; mechanical work; the making of useful and ornamental metal objects by hand.

Etymologies

smith +‎ craft (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • Some small jobs he might now and then chance to be alone in -- when the lock of a door had slipped, or the door came off its hinges, or some kind of smithcraft was required at a moment's notice.

    One of Life's Slaves

  • Brigid, the triple goddess of poetry, smithcraft and healing, is a help and guide.

    Grove Harris: Imbolc 2012: Embracing The Shadow

  • Early Hebrews disliked the Great Mother who drank the blood of Abel the herdsman, after his slaying by the elder god of agriculture and smithcraft, Cain Gen. 4:11 Gen. 4:11: And now art thou Cain cursed from the earth, which hath opened her mouth to receive thy brother's blood from thy hand; - King James Version.

    Lilith

  • She is the patron saint of poetry, childbirth, and smithcraft.

    Happy Imbolc

  • But he saw enough to realize that the delivery came from a variety of sources, tanner, weaver, smithcraft for the heaviest boxes, wine from many of the yards, but none, he was pleased to note, from Benden.

    Dragon Drums

  • He said that his name was Roster (Hrosstheow), and that he was skilled in smithcraft.

    The Danish History, Books I-IX

  • But they had a smith there who was professor of the three new designs in smithcraft, and none else would be desired.

    The Crest-Wave of Evolution A Course of Lectures in History, Given to the Graduates' Class in the Raja-Yoga College, Point Loma, in the College-Year 1918-19

  • The whole poem which he compares to a ring was the ring of a strong male finger; but the posy of the ring, and the comparison is again his own, tells how it was a gift hammered and filed during the years of smithcraft “in memoriam”; in memory and also with a hope.

    Robert Browning

  • Only a few words of Welsh origin relating to agriculture, household service, and smithcraft, were introduced by the serfs into the tongue of their masters.

    Early Britain Anglo-Saxon Britain

  • The origin of Groundhog Day is derived from earlier celebrations held on the cross-quarter day of February 2, dates variously known as Brigid's Night in Ireland (festival of the Celtic goddess of poetry, birth, weddings, smithcraft, and healing), Oimelc / Imbolc / Imbolg in Scotland, and Candlemas in England.

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