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 Smith.Smith’s Prize-man. 
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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Smith of Nottingham.
 
Ray, in his Collection of Proverbs, has the following couplet:—   1
       
“The little Smith of Nottingham,
Who doth the work that no man can.”
   Applied to conceited persons who imagine that no one is able to compete with themselves.   2
 


 Smith.Smith’s Prize-man. 

 
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