Definitions

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. The work done by a smith (blacksmith); metal forgery

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The work of a smith; work in metals.

Etymologies

smith +‎ work (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • Lord Cross is a lot like the other men when it comes to smithwork.

    Hellgate London Covenant

  • Thereon embossed in excellent smithwork was seen the image of a queen of regal port, scion of the house of Brunswick, Victoria her name, Her Most

    Ulysses

  • Not till Makepeace was convinced Alvin had used hidden knackery to do his smithwork, not till now did Makepeace ever let Alvin know that he was, in fact, a good smith.

    Prentice Alvin

  • I never used my Maker's knack in any of my smithwork, not since I got strong enough to do it with my own strength and skill, so don't smirk at me like I'm just a trickster, and no real smith.

    Prentice Alvin

  • Alberich enters driving before him with his scourge a whole army of little huddling, hurrying Nibelungs, groaning under the weight of great pieces of gold and silver smithwork, which, while he threatens and urges them, they heap in a duskily glimmering mound.

    The Wagnerian Romances

  • Thereon embossed in excellent smithwork was seen the image of a queen of regal port, scion of the house of Brunswick,

    Ulysses

  • There was a day-book kept in the shop, in which the overseer usually charged the smithwork we did for the neighbours.

    The Fugitive Blacksmith

  • Well-deservedly, as still appears; for their taxings and extortions of malt, of herring, of meal, smithwork and every article taxable in Norway, were extreme; and their service to the country otherwise nearly imperceptible.

    Early Kings of Norway

  • Our readers remember poor Louis's turn for smithwork: how, in old happier days, a certain Sieur Gamain of Versailles was wont to come over, and instruct him in lock-making; -- often scolding him, they say for his numbness.

    The French Revolution

  • Maurepas cannot think of troubling with business, has retired into the interior apartments; taciturn, irresolute; though with a sharpness of temper at times: he, at length, determines on a little smithwork; and so, in apprenticeship with a Sieur Gamain (whom one day he shall have little cause to bless), is learning to make locks.

    The French Revolution

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