smite

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I sweated out my thousand words a day, every day, except when the shock of fever smote me, or a couple of nasty squalls smote the Snark, in the morning.
With that Sir Arthur turned with his knights, and smote behind and before, and ever Sir Arthur was in the foremost press till his horse was slain under him.
I smote blood upon the gateways of my kraal; with my own hand I smote it, that I might learn who were the true doctors and who were the false