(), n. [Black (in allusion to the color of the metal) + smith. Cf. Whitesmith.] 1. A smith who works in iron with a forge, and makes iron utensils, horseshoes, etc.
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The blacksmith may forge what he pleases.
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2. (Zol.) A fish of the Pacific coast (Chromis punctipinnis, or Heliastes punctipinnis), of a blackish color.
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}, n. (Zol.) A snake of a black color, of which two species are common in the United States, the Bascanium constrictor, or racer, sometimes six feet long, and the Scotophis Alleghaniensis, seven or eight feet long.
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The name is also applied to various other black serpents, as Natrix atra of Jamaica.
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