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- 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.
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.
Brigid, the triple goddess of poetry, smithcraft and healing, is a help and guide.
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.
She is the patron saint of poetry, childbirth, and smithcraft.
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.
He said that his name was Roster (Hrosstheow), and that he was skilled in smithcraft.
But they had a smith there who was professor of the three new designs in smithcraft, and none else would be desired.
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.
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.
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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