from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. The occupation or craft of a smith.
- n. See smithy.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. The place where a smith works.
- n. The trade of a smith.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. The workshop of a smith; a smithy or stithy.
- n. Work done by a smith; smithing.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The workshop of a smith; a smithy; especially, a shop where wrought-iron work is made.
- n. The practice of mechanical work, especially in iron: usually applied to hammer-work, as distinguished from more delicate manual operations. Also smithing.
I actually have more of a problem with the plotting in The Da Vinci Code than anything else (characters are so implausibly motivated I think I laughed out loud at their actions more than once) but Browne’s actual word-smithery is just as noxious.
But by seeing that the place was a sort of blacksmith's shop, Rollo concluded that it must mean house and ship smithery, that is, that it was a place for blacksmith's work for houses and ships.
Childbirth is likened to smithery by the Zaramo, as by many other ethnic groups.
I solemnly swear that I will try and actually post quasi-entertaining word-smithery here occasionally.
My word-smithery went out the window pretty fast leaving me with voice to convey mood and then… the rest was all about the plot.
They were on site from day one, living, breathing, experiencing smithery, under the watchful eye of somebody who had the information.
And by that suit of law poor Tom was ruined altogether, for Sir Robert could pay for much swearing; and then all his goods and his farm were sold up, and even his smithery taken.
"She never said nothing about his smithery or nothing," said Anga.
She'd never found any man whose attractions outweighed the fascination of combining mage-craft with smithery.
You got smithery needs doing, take your custom elsewhere.