anvil anvil  /ˈæn vəl/


  1. (n) a heavy block of iron or steel on which hot metals are shaped by hammering
  2. (n) the ossicle between the malleus and the stapes


  1. Ignite the gunpowder and watch the top anvil fly as high as 125 feet into the air.
  2. Yet in Tonga, the beating of bark cloth is louder than ever; the tap, tap, tap of mallet on anvil as omnipresent as the tolling of church bells.
  3. Nonexistent a year ago, forged on the anvil of a single issue, one of the most effective lobbies in Washington today is that of Greek Americans.


  1. Jaroso Fire grows to 6,000 acres

    The Jaroso Fire burning in the Pecos Wilderness east of Española exploded on Tuesday, and, right now, there's nothing anyone can do about it. The fire was reported at 6,000 acres Tuesday night, having steadily grown throughout the day. It sent a huge, anvil-shaped plume that loomed over Santa Fe.
    on June 12, 2013     Source: Albuquerque Journal

  2. Blackhawks had 2010 champions in mind when putting team together

    Everyone knew it was coming. Fans, players, coaches, management — everybody saw the writing on the wall, the Sword of Damocles swaying precariously overhead, the 10-ton anvil about to drop in the middle of Blackhawks’ dressing room, scattering key players to the far ends of the continent.So when the champagne dried and the TV cameras left and Joel Quenneville had a moment to think about what his ...
    on June 12, 2013     Source: Chicago Sun-Times

  3. Princeton professor Dan Trueman performs a 'wordless musical epic' with So Percussion

    'neither Anvil nor Pulley' will be performed at the Metropolitan Museum of Art on Saturday
    on June 7, 2013     Source: The Star-Ledger

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  1. "A shock wave went through my body like an anvil just fell on my head," Gossage said about his reaction. "I think having to wait makes it that much more special."
    on Jan 8, 2006 By: Goose Gossage Source: 940 News

  2. Seahawks Coach Mike Holmgren, one of Walsh's most prominent disciples, told the NFL Network, "I always said that he was an artist and all the rest of us were blacksmiths, pounding the anvil while he was painting the picture."
    on Jul 31, 2007 By: Mike Holmgren Source: Washington Post

  3. Russell T Davies, executive producer, said: "I've been lucky and honoured to work with David over the past few years - and it's not over yet, the Tenth Doctor still has five spectacular hours left! After which, I might drop an anvil on his head. Or...
    on Oct 29, 2008 By: Russell T Davies Source: BBC News

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