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A smith is a person involved in the shaping of metal objects. The traditional working place for a smith is a forge or smithy. A smith specialized in iron and steel forging is often called a blacksmith.

In pre-industrialized times, a smith was a person of high social standing, as he would supply the metal tools needed for efficient farming (especially the plough).

The Smith is also the name of a river in the western United States of America (See Smith River[?].)

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