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Smeaton

[smeet-n] /ˈsmit n/
noun
1.
John, 1724–92, English engineer.
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  • It was found that one of them had drifted away with the "Smeaton."

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  • In July they had a visit from Mrs. Dickson, the only daughter of Smeaton.

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    Eva Hope
  • Owing to this, Smeaton could not get off to be at the lighting-up of his own building.

    The Story of the Rock R.M. Ballantyne
  • They boarded the Smeaton without difficulty and delivered the letters.

    The Lighthouse R.M. Ballantyne
  • Three hours elapsed ere the Smeaton drew near to the Bell Rock.

    The Lighthouse R.M. Ballantyne
  • These vessels, as we have said, were four in number, including the Smeaton.

    The Lighthouse R.M. Ballantyne
  • Smeaton and Stevenson had between them evolved and finished the sea-tower.

    Records of a Family of Engineers Robert Louis Stevenson
  • The third, or as it was called the Smeaton Tower, was erected in 1757.

    The Red Watch J. A. Currie
  • Smeaton undertook the work, and completed it in the summer of 1759.

  • At the beginning of June, 1757, Smeaton renewed his work at the Eddystone rock.

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