American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. A blacksmith's shop; a forge. Also called smithery.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The workshop of a smith, especially of a worker in iron; a forge.
- To forge in a blacksmith's fire or shop.
- n. The location where a smith (particularly a blacksmith) works, a forge.
- v. uncommon to forge, especially by hand
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. The workshop of a smith, esp. a blacksmith; a smithery; a stithy.
- n. a workplace where metal is worked by heating and hammering
- From Old English smiþþe, from Proto-Germanic *smiþjōn, whence also Old Norse smiðja. (Wiktionary)
- Middle English, from Old Norse smidhja. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“When completed, the smithy was a low building of einderblock, sheet-rock, corrugated metal, and so on, plunked down in the middle of sage, paintbrush, Apache plume, and so on.”
“The smithy was a three-sided shed, the forge in the middle, the anvil toward the front.”
“Beyond the smithy was a single new building, low and long, a repetition of the Sarronnese barracks they had been quartered near for almost every night of their trip.”
“The house and the smithy were the first structures Justen had seen within the great forest that were not grown by some tree or another.”
“The smithy was his school, the forge his master, teaching him -- what?”
“A road house by a smithy was a road house that would prosper.”
“Beyond the smithy were the school-house and the local constable's cottage, a few more cottages occupied by the schoolmaster, the smith, the saw-miller, and some unofficial residents, and, at the end of all, the Carrier's Rest, the township hotel.”
“Then we have Iris and Hermes, the servants and messengers of Zeus; and next Hephaestus's smithy, which is stocked with all manner of cunning contrivances.”
“Mr. Skinner took us into the smithy, which is so charmingly situated, and we wondered again, as at Cheverny, why even a blacksmith's workshop is so much more picturesque here than in”
“He knew that the vision of the smithy was a dream, but he was not aware that he had slept for seven weeks without intermission.”
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