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La citation de Smith en contexte dans Desmond : [...]for though I was bred a sailor, and loved fighting well enough, I was refused even as Ensigne de Vaisseau, on board a King's ship, because I was not a gentleman- My father, however, had a pretty little estate, which he inherited from his great, great grandfather- But he had an older son, and I ...


(SEE ADDITION BELOW MY ORIGINAL ANSWER) It seems that the transferred sense of "métier" in English has first been "loosened" (as is apparently usually the case) in the sense of "expanded" to include the notion "in which one is specially skilled," (which notion is, in my opinion, missing in all the original French meanings), and then curiously ...

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