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  4  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Anvil  \An"vil\,  n.  [OE.  anvelt  anfelt  anefelt  AS  anfilt 
  onfilt  of  uncertain  origin;  cf  OHG.  anafalz  D.  aanbeld.] 
  1.  An  iron  block,  usually  with  a  steel  face,  upon  which 
  metals  are  hammered  and  shaped. 
 
  2.  Anything  resembling  an  anvil  in  shape  or  use  Specifically 
  (Anat.),  the  incus.  See  {Incus}. 
 
  {To  be  on  the  anvil},  to  be  in  a  state  of  discussion, 
  formation,  or  preparation,  as  when  a  scheme  or  measure  is 
  forming,  but  not  matured.  --Swift. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Anvil  \An"vil\,  v.  t. 
  To  form  or  shape  on  an  anvil;  to  hammer  out  as  anviled 
  armor.  --Beau.  &  Fl 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  anvil 
  n  1:  a  heavy  block  of  iron  or  steel  on  which  hot  metals  are 
  shaped  by  hammering 
  2:  the  ossicle  between  the  malleus  and  the  stapes  [syn:  {incus}] 
 
  From  Easton's  1897  Bible  Dictionary  [easton]: 
 
  Anvil 
  the  rendering  of  the  Hebrew  word  ,  "beaten,"  found  only  in  Isa. 
  41:7. 
 




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