One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
A blacksmith's workshop; a forge.
- ‘A smithy was also set up where Frank Baldwin produced all the window casements, hinges, and other metalwork.’
- ‘We went from Day's show at the navy's immense old boiler smithy to another former navy site, Base Camp, where Malene Birger held her show.’
- ‘Earlier I went to the smithy, and the mages there were able to produce new boots for us.’
- ‘A smithy was often just outside the wall because of the fire risk a forge represented.’
- ‘Sometimes, when someone mentions a blacksmith's forge, I find myself instantaneously back in my childhood, visiting a local smithy.’
Middle English, from Old Norse smithja.
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