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  • n. a hammer used by a blacksmith

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Any heavy hammer for forging large pieces which is worked by machinery; a steam-hammer or power-driven hammer.


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  • Did he even remember what a good forge-hammer felt like?

    A Crown of Swords

  • Many of those old folk-tunes were closely connected with the history of the country to which they belonged; they were often the musical expression of the feelings, struggles, and passions of the people, and to Beethoven's sensitive ear they conveyed a deeper meaning than they did to the simple peasants who hummed or carolled them to the whirr of the spinning-wheel, the blows of the forge-hammer, or the speeding of the plough.

    Story-Lives of Great Musicians

  • Of all the hammers in this busy and hammering world, from the huge forge-hammer with which the brawny blacksmith deals telling blows upon the glowing iron and beats it into shape, to the tiny hammer that the watchmaker so deftly handles, the ivory-headed, ebony-handled instrument of the auctioneer is the most potent.

    The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 14, No. 84, October, 1864

  • Kiartan, who seemed to have a natural predominance over these supernatural prodigies, seizing a huge forge-hammer, struck the seal repeatedly on the head, and compelled it to disappear, forcing it down into the floor, as if he had driven a stake into the earth.

    Folk-Lore and Legends; Scandinavian

  • And many of us have, at one and the same moment, to work and to weep, to toil whilst our hearts are beating like a forge-hammer; to labour whilst memories and thoughts that might enfeeble any worker, are busy with us.

    Expositions of Holy Scripture : St. Matthew Chaps. IX to XXVIII

  • The blacksmith's muscles are strengthened by wielding the forge-hammer, but unused they waste.

    Expositions of Holy Scripture Ephesians; Epistles of St. Peter and St. John

  • This mass or lump was then to be raised to a white heat, and forged into malleable iron at the forge-hammer.

    Industrial Biography

  • When the use of iron extended and larger ironwork came to be forged, for cannon, tools, and machinery, the ordinary hand-hammer was found insufficient, and the helve or forge-hammer was invented.

    Industrial Biography

  • Yet Crawshay found a ready market for all the iron he could make, and he is said to have counted the gains of the forge-hammer close by his house at the rate of a penny a stroke.

    Industrial Biography

  • STEEL, by exposing a fasciculus of the blistered steel rods, with sand scattered over them for the purposes of a flux, to the heat of a wind-furnace until the whole mass becomes of a welding heat, when it is taken from the fire and drawn out under a forge-hammer, -- the process of welding being repeated, after which the steel is reduced to the required sizes.

    Industrial Biography, Iron Workers and Tool Makers


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