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smoothing iron

a former name for iron (sense 2), iron (sense 3)
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  • I said to the Thomas Cat, I threw in the gurgling creek, all weighted down with a smoothing iron, and a hundredweight of brick.

  • When we came to the smoothing iron we arranged a siege; but it was a failure because you must have at least three.

    Dubliners James Joyce
  • Under other circumstances he would doubtless have worshipped that smoothing iron as his forefathers did the old swords.

    Old Daniel Thomas Hodson
  • While he was whipping her, his wife heated a smoothing iron, put it on her body in various places, and burned her severely.

    The Anti-Slavery Examiner, Part 3 of 4 American Anti-Slavery Society

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