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Smeaton

[smeet-n] /ˈsmit n/
noun
1.
John, 1724–92, English engineer.
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  • The weather had been very gentle all night, and, about four in the morning of the 18th, the Smeaton anchored.

    Records of a Family of Engineers Robert Louis Stevenson
  • It was found that one of them had drifted away with the "Smeaton."

    Grace Darling Eva Hope
  • Smeaton himself chose the last details—the iron railings—the glass for the lantern.

    The Boyhood of Great Inventors A. Fraser Robertson
  • In July they had a visit from Mrs. Dickson, the only daughter of Smeaton.

    Grace Darling Eva Hope
  • Smeaton mentions several men who had served there to his knowledge ten, fifteen, or twenty years.

  • Owing to this, Smeaton could not get off to be at the lighting-up of his own building.

    The Story of the Rock R.M. Ballantyne
  • This result is probably due to a greater amount of friction in the pipes used by Smeaton.

    Farm drainage Henry Flagg French
  • Three hours elapsed ere the Smeaton drew near to the Bell Rock.

    The Lighthouse R.M. Ballantyne
  • “Not quite,” replied Smeaton, rising and carefully examining his thumb, which had been dislocated.

    The Story of the Rock R.M. Ballantyne
  • These vessels, as we have said, were four in number, including the Smeaton.

    The Lighthouse R.M. Ballantyne

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