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  • n. Plural form of silversmith.


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  • For example, madame, had I read in the stars that a dire misfortune impended over you last night, and had I learned that there was a talk among the butchers that the provost of the silversmiths was a strong opponent of theirs, and that steps would shortly be taken to show the Parisians the danger of opposing them, it would have needed no great foresight on my part to tell you that you were threatened with a great danger, and that the danger would probably take the form of an attack by the rabble on the house you occupied.

    At Agincourt

  • Every profession had its market: the silversmiths, the booksellers, the perfumers.

    Day of Honey

  • Ephesus' marble Temple of Artemis was one of the Seven Wonders of the World and St. Paul spent two years preaching in the city before being driven out by the silversmiths, whose idol sales were being affected.

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  • Certain other terms marked locations thought to hold metallic riches and color-coded accordingly: plata = silver [Plateros = silversmiths] oro = gold [Santa María del Oro]

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  • I spent the rest of the day in an open jeep touring The Old City near Ranthambore, where dozens of teeny shops in the main thoroughfare boast silversmiths, cobblers, food sellers and other specialty vendors.

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  • Icon painters, silversmiths and manuscript illuminators produced exquisite liturgical objects for example, the manuscripts commissioned by Emperor John VI Kantakouzenos in the 1350s.

    The Glories of Byzantium

  • That day in the market square, in the midst of the entirely unremarkable and absolutely ordinary stalls of the fishmongers and cloth merchants and bakers and silversmiths, there had appeared, without warning or fanfare, the red tent of a fortuneteller.

    Excerpt: The Magician's Elephant by Kate DiCamillo

  • By the 18th century, more attractive and stately service were developed, and silversmiths were set at work to achieve higher standards of art in metalwork.

    Setting the Table | Edwardian Promenade

  • Goudji is one of the favorite silversmiths of the French bishops or abbots who asked him to design many new vessels or reliquaries (Chartres altar, throne, lectern and vessels for instance).

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  • Mr. Loengard's environmental portraits are informed by his respect and affection for these exceptional silversmiths.

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