Black"smith`(), 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.
The blacksmith may forge what he pleases.Howell.
(Zol.) A fish of the Pacific coast (Chromis punctipinnis,
or Heliastes punctipinnis), of a blackish color.
Black" snake`(snk) or
Black"snake}, 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.
The name is also applied to various other black serpents, as Natrix atra of Jamaica.
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