Part of speech: noun

A heavy block of iron or steel on which metal may be forged.

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Usage examples "anvil":

  1. Sore vexed was Arthur, fearing lest his brother Kay should lose his chance of gaining glory, till, of a sudden, he bethought him of the sword in the great anvil before the cathedral. - "Stories from Le Morte D'Arthur and the Mabinogion", Beatrice Clay.
  2. Madelinette fell fainting against the anvil, and, dazed and trembling, Elise hurried to her. - "When Valmond Came to Pontiac, Complete", Gilbert Parker Last Updated: March 15, 2009.
  3. Shall the hammers cease to strike because the anvil cries out? - "Morocco", S.L. Bensusan.