Nasmyth


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Nasmyth

(ˈneɪsmɪθ)
n
(Biography) James. 1808–90, British engineer; inventor of the steam hammer (1839)
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Nipper Nasmyth had been head of our school when Raffles was captain of cricket.
Yet of the throng, though two or three looked twice and thrice at Raffles, neither he nor I knew a soul until we had to change at the junction near our journey's end, when, as I say, it was I who recognized Nipper Nasmyth at sight.
"My name's Nasmyth," snapped the other, standing upright to glare.
"At least," replied Nasmyth coldly; but he could no longer refuse Raffles his hand.
I suppose that isn't necessary in your case, Nasmyth?"
"It certainly is not necessary in my case," replied Nasmyth, still as stiff as any poker.
The mind of Nasmyth had not broadened with the years, but neither had its natural force abated, nor that of his character either.
I suppose you yourself will give something, Nasmyth?"
But his quiet voice betrayed nothing, as he inquired whether Nasmyth was going to speak at next night's meeting.
"Besides," added Barbicane, "this opinion is that of an English savant, Nasmyth, and it seems to me to sufficiently explain the radiation of these mountains."
But Herschel's calculations were in their turn corrected by the observations of Halley, Nasmyth, Bianchini, Gruithuysen, and others; but it was reserved for the labors of Boeer and Maedler finally to solve the question.
Nasmyth, came between me and Miss Temple: I saw her in her travelling dress step into a post-chaise, shortly after the marriage ceremony; I watched the chaise mount the hill and disappear beyond its brow; and then retired to my own room, and there spent in solitude the greatest part of the half-holiday granted in honour of the occasion.