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    'blacksmith' and 'ironsmith'?


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    Re: 'blacksmith' and 'ironsmith'?

    (Not a teacher)
    No difference, I think.
    iron=black metal
    smith=a worker in metal
    =>ironsmith=blacksmith

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    Re: 'blacksmith' and 'ironsmith'?



    ironsmith
    an ironworker or blacksmith

    blacksmith
    a smith who works in iron, including the making and fitting of horseshoes

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    Re: 'blacksmith' and 'ironsmith'?

    So I guess ironsmith is more comprehensive than blacksmith?

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    Re: 'blacksmith' and 'ironsmith'?

    Quote Originally Posted by AH020387 View Post
    So I guess ironsmith is more comprehensive than blacksmith?
    Do you mean "more specific"?
    Even if you do, the information given wouldn't lead to that conclusion. How did you formulate your guess?

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    Re: 'blacksmith' and 'ironsmith'?

    This is the first time I've ever heard of an ironsmith.

    Our Yellow Pages lists Blacksmiths and Forgemasters but no ironsmiths.

    Rover

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