from The Century Dictionary.
- To shape by the impact of a falling mass or weight.
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Do you plan to drop-forge the uncreated conscience of your race in the smithy of our soul?
The light above the pouring shed was pure white now, so that all around it, in the drop-forge mill, the stripping shed, the other furnaces, the lesser lights, though all shades of quivering red, were dull beside the leaping brightness.
The ever rising roar and hiss and crackle of the electric furnaces muted all the other sounds—the blowing of whistles, the clank and rattle of the overhead cranes, and in the next shed the grating of the oven door, the muted clang of the drop-forge hammers, and at last the steel, crying, complaining, hissing, screaming in defeat as it went away under the great rollers.
This condition has led many drop-forge and manufacturing concerns to consider annealing as an unnecessary operation and expense.
They drop-forge the heads from chrome vanadium tool steel and induction-harden the cutting edges and jaws.