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1. anvil

noun. ['ˈænvəl'] a heavy block of iron or steel on which hot metals are shaped by hammering.

Synonyms

  • smithy
  • forge

Antonyms

  • free
  • natural object
  • unstuff

Etymology

  • anfilt (Middle English (1100-1500))

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Words that Rhyme with Anvil

  • manvel

Example sentences of the word anvil


1. Noun, singular or mass
Lay the hot metal on the anvil with part of the metal stock extending over the edge.

2. Adjective
In most cases, hammering the ends against a workbench or anvil accomplishes this.

3. Verb, 3rd person singular present
Use anvil pruners for thin branches and lopping shears for those thicker than 1 inch.

Quotes containing the word anvil


1. Tell people the hammered truth, and it will ring like steel against an anvil.
- Elizabeth Haydon, The Floating Island

2. Palestine is the anvil of our souls.
- Clovis Maksoud

2. anvil

noun. ['ˈænvəl'] the ossicle between the malleus and the stapes.

Synonyms

  • middle ear
  • incus
  • auditory ossicle
  • tympanic cavity

Antonyms

  • bring to
  • unfreeze
  • unblock
  • remember

Etymology

  • anfilt (Middle English (1100-1500))
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