blacksmith


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

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Barnes the blacksmith is the biggest and strongest man for forty miles round," said the clergyman sternly.
The blacksmith is away at Greenford," said Wilfred quietly; "the time of his return is unsettled.
For the early worshipper was none other than the village idiot, a nephew of the blacksmith, one who neither would nor could care for the church or for anything else.
As he glanced at the brained corpse upon the ground the iron eyes of the motionless blacksmith followed them and rested there also.
The blacksmith turned on him over his shoulder the august face of a fanatic.
The solid inspector for the first time looked at the blacksmith with a lively eye; as did everybody else, except the short, strange priest, who was still looking down at the little hammer that had dealt the dreadful blow.
There are two men standing outside this shop," went on the blacksmith with ponderous lucidity, "good tradesmen in Greenford whom you all know, who will swear that they saw me from before midnight till daybreak and long after in the committee room of our Revival Mission, which sits all night, we save souls so fast.
The priest looked up quietly and then looked down again as he heard the blacksmith say in a loud voice:
I think no thing of flesh held that hammer," said the blacksmith in a stifled voice; "mortally speaking, I think the man died alone.
But he nodded rather eagerly, being only too ready to explain the Gothic splendours to someone more likely to be sympathetic than the Presbyterian blacksmith or the atheist cobbler.
cried the blacksmith, breaking out into such an uproar of laughter that Owen himself and the bell glasses on his work-board quivered in unison.
Be it what it may, it is a pretty plaything," said the blacksmith, grinning with childlike delight.
The blacksmith, by main force, unclosed the infant's hand, and found within the palm a small heap of glittering fragments, whence the mystery of beauty had fled forever.
Tom couldn't back down after all this, so he said, "All right, unchain him;" and the blacksmith done it, and we started home and left that old man laughing yet.
But no matter how peculiarly constituted a man may be for blacksmithing," she was laughing, "I never heard of one becoming a blacksmith without first serving his apprenticeship.