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 Smith’s Prize-man.Smoke. 
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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Smithfield.
 
The smooth field (Anglo Saxon, smethe, smooth), called in Latin Campus Planus, and described by Fitz-Stephen in the twelfth century as a “plain field where every Friday there is a celebrated rendezvous of fine horses brought thither to be sold.”   1
 


 Smith’s Prize-man.Smoke. 

 
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