smee


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smee

(smiː)
n
(Animals) a name given to various species of duck including the smew or wigeon
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Here is Bill Jukes, every inch of him tattooed, the same Bill Jukes who got six dozen on the WALRUS from Flint before he would drop the bag of moidores [Portuguese gold pieces]; and Cookson, said to be Black Murphy's brother (but this was never proved), and Gentleman Starkey, once an usher in a public school and still dainty in his ways of killing; and Skylights (Morgan's Skylights); and the Irish bo'sun Smee, an oddly genial man who stabbed, so to speak, without offence, and was the only Non-conformist in Hook's crew; and Noodler, whose hands were fixed on backwards; and Robt.
Smee had pleasant names for everything, and his cutlass was Johnny Corkscrew, because he wiggled it in the wound.
The pirates disappeared among the trees, and in a moment their Captain and Smee were alone.
And yet," said Smee, "I have often heard you say that hook was worth a score of hands, for combing the hair and other homely uses.
I have often," said Smee, "noticed your strange dread of crocodiles.
It liked my arm so much, Smee, that it has followed me ever since, from sea to sea and from land to land, licking its lips for the rest of me.
Some day," said Smee, "the clock will run down, and then he'll get you.
Smee has forgotten where Russell Square is now, but he was glad enough to visit it in the year 1818, when Miss Osborne had instruction from him.
John Smee, racing director for Cheltenham's parent company Jockey Club Racecourses, which also runs Aintree, added: "For the greater good of jump racing we've broken the cycle for one year to ensure a three-week gap between the two biggest festivals.
And off screen smee has a few things in common with his fast-living character.
Julie Smee at her home which was devastated by flooding and may have to be demolished.
Other proposals in the report include stretching prize money down to sixth place in the top races, and what Smee called a general 'sexing-up' of the programme.