American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. An anvil.
- n. A forge or smithy.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. An anvil.
- n. A smithy; a smith's shop; a forge.
- To forge on an anvil.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. An anvil.
- n. A smith's shop; a smithy; a smithery; a forge.
- v. To forge on an anvil.
- From Old Norse steði. (Wiktionary)
- Middle English stethi, from Old Norse stedhi; see stā- in Indo-European roots. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“_] A stithy is the smith's shop, as stith is the anvil.] [Footnote III. 64: _In censure of his seeming.”
“Here, on ordinary days, his furnace was seen to blaze, and four half stripped knaves stunned the neighbourhood with the clang of hammer and stithy.”
“The pure form of the distant mountain, floating in ether, white as foam; the climb above the orchards among fierce shapes of black lava; the snows bathed in light sighing out dragon's breath; the fire-fuming stithy plunging unfathomed from the skies to the core of earth — nothing less, I daresay, seemed worthy of the elements released within them.”
“To him he says that, if the King's occulted guilt does not come out ( 'unkennel itself'), he (Hamlet) will look upon the apparition as a damned ghost, and (this is new) will think that his 'imaginations are as foul as Vulcan's stithy.”
“The thrall of the mine, and the swart stithy slave,”
“These were sparks from his great stithy, but a man of industry and talent might have shown them proudly as a lifetime's labour.”
“The Strong Man, too, produced a universal feeling of mingled astonishment and horror, when he laid his head and feet on a couple of separate stools, and then allowed some sturdy smiths to place a stithy on the unsupported part of his body, and hammer a horse-shoe till it was completely made by means of it.”
“Now when Hephaestus heard the bitter tidings, he went his way to the forge, devising evil in the deep of his heart, and set the great anvil on the stithy, and wrought fetters that none might snap or loosen, that the lovers might there unmoveably remain.”
“It was as if Vulcan's stithy had been dropped down into a profound ravine of the Alps, and the drone of machinery mingled with the music of the fleeting river -- a strange diapason.”
“--- I say to thee, Nazarene, that an accomplished cavalier should know how to dress his steed as well as how to ride him; how to forge his sword upon the stithy, as well as how to use it in battle; how to burnish his arms, as well as how to wear them; and, above all, how to cure wounds as well as how to inflict them. '”
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