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whitesmith

[hwahyt-smith, wahyt-] /ˈʰwaɪtˌsmɪθ, ˈwaɪt-/
noun
1.
a tinsmith.
Origin of whitesmith
1275-1325
1275-1325; Middle English, modeled on blacksmith
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  • Woodward's whitesmith—is one of the best of the white varieties.

    Soil Culture J. H. Walden
  • whitesmith, Chautauqua, Triumph and Industry are among the best.

  • He was great friends with Tina, the daughter of the whitesmith, who lived nearly opposite.

    The Book of Dragons Edith Nesbit
British Dictionary definitions for whitesmith

whitesmith

/ˈwaɪtˌsmɪθ/
noun
1.
a person who finishes and polishes metals, particularly tin plate and galvanized iron
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