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blacksmith – a person who makes objects from iron, which is heated and then hammered to the desired shape He owed everybody money, from Big Oscar the blacksmith to Widow Macrae, who ran the Silver Dollar Café and baked the best biscuits west of the Rockies. My grandpa told me that he used to get shoes for his workhorse from a blacksmith.
collecting – getting payment for a debt You got as much chance of collecting that money as seeing Custer ride back from the Little Bighorn. The paperboy is collecting money for last months newspapers.
decent – proper, respectable, acceptable to the community But if you let me take Shorty back to town, Ill see he gets a decent burial. Telling him I was sorry for being rude was the only decent thing to do.
volunteered – offered to do Ill nail the lid down, Duck Pooley volunteered. Half the class volunteered at the local animal shelter.
determined – firm and unwilling to change; stubbornly continuing as planned Shorty saw stars when the coffin hit the ground, but he was bound and determined not to pay that four dollars and fifty cents, so he lay still. Even though the snow was cold and wet, the little boy was determined to keep sledding.