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smee

n.

"pintail duck," 1660s, reduced from earlier smeath (1620s), probably from Middle Dutch smeente.

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  • Now smee had found the tom-tom, and was at that moment sitting on it.

    Peter and Wendy James Matthew Barrie
  • Twice smee beat upon the instrument, and then stopped to listen gleefully.

    Peter and Wendy James Matthew Barrie
  • Of this, as of almost everything else, smee was quite unconscious.

    Peter and Wendy James Matthew Barrie
  • Instead, he revolved this mystery in his mind: why do they find smee lovable?

    Peter and Wendy James Matthew Barrie
  • (courtly Mr. smee had his own opinion upon that point, but did not utter it).

    The Newcomes William Makepeace Thackeray
  • smee plastered his sitters with adulation as methodically as he covered his canvas.

    The Newcomes William Makepeace Thackeray
  • Why have we no picture of the Sovereign and her august consort from smee's brush?

    The Newcomes William Makepeace Thackeray
  • This mode was adopted by smee in the battery which bears his name.

  • It was comforting to find it otherwise, but, as smee says in Peter Pan, it was 'galling too.'

    On the King's Service Innes Logan
  • smee had pleasant names for everything, and his cutlass was Johnny Corkscrew, because he wiggled it in the wound.

    Peter Pan James M. Barrie

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