from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Worked into shape by means of a hammer, as iron: said of armor and the like, and also of decorative wrought-iron work.
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The orders are distinguished as (1) the Grand Cross, a star of 100 grammes in massive gold, hammer-wrought, and studded with gems, given only to royalties;
Over such events one may both rejoice and weep -- [rejoice] at the success of our city -- but [mourn because]  our princes, the two generals, have portioned out the whole possession of their substance with the hammer-wrought Scythian steel, and they will possess of land just as much as they receive at their burial, carried off according to the unhappy imprecations of their sire.
His face was so to speak hammer-wrought by other men’s fists.