coppersmith

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copper +‎ smith

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coppersmith (plural coppersmiths)

  1. A person who forges things out of copper.
  2. A South Asian barbet, Psilopogon haemacephala, with crimson forehead and throat, best known for its metronomic call that has been likened to a coppersmith striking metal with a hammer.
    • 1924, EM Forster, A Passage to India, Penguin 2005, p. 104:
      More noises came from a dusty tree, where brown birds creaked and floundered about looking for insects; another bird, the invisible coppersmith, had started his ‘ponk ponk’.

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