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Anvil

AN'VIL, n. The Latin word incus, incudis,is formed by a like analogy fromin and cudo, to hammer, or shape.

An iron block with a smooth face, on which smiths hammer and shape their work.

Figuratively, any thing on which blows are laid.

To be on the anvil, is to be in a state of discussion, formation or preparation; as when a scheme or measure is forming, but not matured. This figure bears an analogy to that is discussion, a shaking or beating.


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Dictionary of Words from the King James Bible. Public Domain. Copy freely.
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"Entry for 'Anvil'". "King James Dictionary".
<http://classic.studylight.org/dic/kjd/view.cgi?number=T258>.

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