"pintail duck," 1660s, reduced from earlier smeath (1620s), probably from Middle Dutch smeente.
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Historical Examples of smee
Of this, as of almost everything else, Smee was quite unconscious.
Instead, he revolved this mystery in his mind: why do they find Smee lovable?
Twice Smee beat upon the instrument, and then stopped to listen gleefully.
Now Smee had found the tom-tom, and was at that moment sitting on it.
(courtly Mr. Smee had his own opinion upon that point, but did not utter it).The Newcomes
William Makepeace Thackeray