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smee

n.

"pintail duck," 1660s, reduced from earlier smeath (1620s), probably from Middle Dutch smeente.

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  • In 1841 smee employed his battery for electro-plating with various metals.

  • Twice smee beat upon the instrument, and then stopped to listen gleefully.

    Peter and Wendy James Matthew Barrie
  • For long he muttered to himself, staring at smee, who was hemming placidly, under the conviction that all children feared him.

    Peter and Wendy James Matthew Barrie
  • Of this, as of almost everything else, smee was quite unconscious.

    Peter and Wendy James Matthew Barrie
  • Instead, he revolved this mystery in his mind: why do they find smee lovable?

    Peter and Wendy James Matthew Barrie
  • smee had pleasant names for everything, and his cutlass was Johnny Corkscrew, because he wiggled it in the wound.

    Peter Pan James M. Barrie
  • Mr. smee has done good service to the cause of rational philosophy.

  • The pirates disappeared among the trees, and in a moment their captain and smee were alone.

    Peter and Wendy James Matthew Barrie
  • smee, as the Captain's wily lieutenant was called, was overjoyed at this plan, and chuckled loudly.

    The Story of Peter Pan Daniel Stephen O'Connor
  • The corkscrew of smee got Tootles in the fourth rib, but he was himself pinked in turn by Curly.

    Peter and Wendy James Matthew Barrie

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