She says Joseph Warder is smit with Darthea's aunt, and what a fine courtship that will be!
Next, they are smit with wonder at the black shells of a wagon-load of live lobsters, packed in rock-weed for the country market.
He was not under my control, he was under the control of smit.
Next they are smit with wonder at the black shells of a wagon-load of live lobsters packed in rock-weed for the country-market.
smit was a surly fellow, and refused shelter to the traveller, who was therefore obliged to continue his journey during the night.
smit—Clashing noise, from smite—hence also (perhaps) smith and smithy.
On his last journey to the Cape, smit took the Malay with him only part of the way.
Homeric combat then ran like this: the heart of smit was black with anger and he smote smit upon the brazen helmet.
The evidence shows that the boy was shot by a man serving under smit.
I answered Mr. smit that traitors were not admitted on our premises, and that he would have to stay where he was.
"to hit, strike, beat," mid-12c., from Old English smitan, which however is attested only as "to daub, smear on; soil, pollute, blemish, defile" (strong verb, past tense smat, past participle smiten), from Proto-Germanic *smitan (cf. Swedish smita, Danish smide "to smear, fling," Old Frisian smita, Middle Low German and Middle Dutch smiten "to cast, fling," Dutch smijten "to throw," Old High German smizan "to rub, strike," German schmeißen "to cast, fling," Gothic bismeitan "to spread, smear"). "The development of the various senses is not quite clear, but that of throwing is perh. the original one" [OED]. Watkins suggests "the semantic channel may have been slapping mud on walls in wattle and daub construction" and connects it with PIE *sme- "to smear;" Klein's sources also say this.
Sense of "slay in combat" (c.1300) is from Biblical expression smite to death, first attested c.1200. Meaning "visit disastrously" is mid-12c., also Biblical. Meaning "strike with passion or emotion" is from c.1300.