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Smithson

[smith-suh n] /ˈsmɪθ sən/
noun
1.
James, 1765–1829, English chemist and mineralogist.
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  • Smithson repeated, evidently somewhat disturbed by the information.

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  • The effect was, indeed, presently accomplished by the advent of Smithson into the office.

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  • At once, Smithson became apologetic, while refusing to retreat.

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  • "Quite unnecessary, Smithson," Gilder returned, with asperity.

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  • "You are trifling, Smithson," the owner of the store exclaimed, in high exasperation.

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  • "A kleptomaniac," Smithson explained, retaining his manner of mild insistence.

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  • When Smithson had left the office, Gilder turned to his secretary.

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  • "It's Mrs. Gaskell still," Smithson replied in great trepidation.

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Smithson

/ˈsmɪθsən/
noun
1.
James. original name James Lewes Macie. 1765–1829, English chemist and mineralogist, who left a bequest to found the Smithsonian Institution
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