Smithson

[smith-suh n]
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Contemporary Examples of smithson

  • The mask also points to how early Smithson came to the main motif of his most famous work, the “Spiral Jetty” earthwork from 1970.

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    The Spirit of Land Art

    Blake Gopnik

    August 22, 2012

  • Andrew Jackson shipped an aide over to London to negotiate the transfer of the Smithson estate.

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    The Smithsonian, John Calhoun, and His Heirs

    Michael Tomasky

    August 10, 2012

Historical Examples of smithson

  • Smithson repeated, evidently somewhat disturbed by the information.

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    Marvin Dana

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

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    Marvin Dana

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

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    Marvin Dana

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

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    Marvin Dana

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

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    Marvin Dana


British Dictionary definitions for smithson

Smithson

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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