- James. 1808–90, British engineer; inventor of the steam hammer (1839)
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Nasmyth was half-asleep when the cook and the leader of the gang came in.
It was, however, important that Nasmyth should be able to find the tree.
“They did,” said Nasmyth, who was pleased to recall the fact.
Nasmyth nodded, for this was a thing he had discovered already.
“Especially when he has the privilege of your particular favour,” added Nasmyth.