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Smithson

[smith-suh n] /ˈsmɪθ sən/
noun
1.
James, 1765–1829, English chemist and mineralogist.
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  • I have heard it confidently asserted that when the present Ministry retires Smithson will be made a Peer.

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  • Yes, Smithson; and if I had had no cap the consequences might have been serious.

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  • The matter is entirely in the hands of Mr. Smithson, my agent.

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  • “More mentally than bodily, Smithson,” sighed the lieutenant.

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  • You forget,” replied his Majesty, “that you are the first Smithson who has ever asked for it.

  • Fat would be against me there, Smithson; I should only float.

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  • But he has never told Smithson minor about the accidental magic.

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  • Smithson, this is no matter for ribald jest,” said the lieutenant, sharply.

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British Dictionary definitions for Smithson

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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