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a smith who forges and shapes iron with a hammer and anvil

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Wilfred looked at the ground, and said: "The blacksmith is out.
"Barnes the blacksmith is the biggest and strongest man for forty miles round," said the clergyman sternly.
"I say again, it is a good and a wholesome thing to depend upon main strength and reality, and to earn one's bread with the bare and brawny arm of a blacksmith. A watchmaker gets his brain puzzled by his wheels within a wheel, or loses his health or the nicety of his eyesight, as was my case, and finds himself at middle age, or a little after, past labor at his own trade and fit for nothing else, yet too poor to live at his ease.
As he was endeavoring to settle himself again to his task, the shop door opened and gave admittance to no other than the stalwart figure which Peter Hovenden had paused to admire, as seen amid the light and shadow of the blacksmith's shop.
Each day she passed the blacksmith's shop where he worked, going to or from the Lafayette School.
Joe Gargery - wife of Joe Gargery, the blacksmith, sir."
With the next glance doubt came again, for her eye dwelt on the blacksmith's broad shoulders, the cloth of the coat muscle-wrinkled and the sleeves bulging above the biceps.
"Yes, my husband,--he's a blacksmith. Mas'r gen'ly hired him out.
"My friend who is holding the horse at the gate is the daughter of a very rich blacksmith, and doesn't need any money.
"You needn't argue that point," laughed the man, as he stood up to get a glimpse of the "rich blacksmith's daughter" at the gate.
But all took care not to join the Methodists on the Green, and identify themselves in that way with the expectant audience, for there was not one of them that would not have disclaimed the imputation of having come out to hear the "preacher woman"--they had only come out to see "what war a-goin' on, like." The men were chiefly gathered in the neighbourhood of the blacksmith's shop.
Others will upheave the blacksmith's hammer, or drive the plane over the carpenter's bench, or take the lapstone and the awl and learn the trade of shoemaking.
Nolan consisted of a school house, a blacksmith's shop, a "store" and a half-dozen dwellings.
He told how he had begun life an orphan lad without money and without friends able to help him; how he had lived as the slaves of the meanest master lived; how his day's work was from sixteen to eighteen hours long, and yielded him only enough black bread to keep him in a half-fed condition; how his faithful endeavors finally attracted the attention of a good blacksmith, who came near knocking him dead with kindness by suddenly offering, when he was totally unprepared, to take him as his bound apprentice for nine years and give him board and clothes and teach him the trade -- or "mystery" as Dowley called it.
You couldn't hope to be a blacksmith without spending three years at learning the trade - or is it five years!