Examples from the Web for anvil
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Murmelstein was stuck with a thankless and impossible job, caught between the hammer and the anvil, as he tells us.Confessions of a Death Camp Collaborator: Claude Lanzmann’s ‘The Last of the Unjust’|Jimmy So|February 7, 2014|DAILY BEAST
He seems relieved—like an anvil has been lifted from his shoulders—and so are we.'Breaking Bad's' Series Finale Cements Its Status As One of the All-Time Greats|Andrew Romano|September 30, 2013|DAILY BEAST
If we had these rules, everybody would have known what was going on at JPMorgan Chase long before the anvil dropped on their head.Barney Frank on JPMorgan’s Contradictions, Mitt Romney’s Mistakes|Eleanor Clift|May 26, 2012|DAILY BEAST
But the popularity of the league is absolutely irrelevant anyway in terms of race: It still hovers like an anvil.
Yes, they were ready in good time to play the anvil chorus on the heads of the lively gang of insulters.Cad Metti, The Female Detective Strategist|Harlan Page Halsey
Then he brought the chain and the anvil, and welded the red-hot iron upon her limb.The Flockmaster of Poison Creek|George W. Ogden
We want somebody to tell him what the ol' man wants—ol' Horne of the Anvil.The Sheriff of Badger|George B. Pattullo
He heats it upon an anvil, till it becomes nearly thin enough for his purpose.Knowledge is Power:|Charles Knight
I got my litre at a blacksmith's; they brought me out a chair under a tree, and I ate and drank to the ring of the anvil.A Spring Walk in Provence|Archibald Marshall
British Dictionary definitions for anvil
Word Origin for anvil
Word Origin and History for anvil
Old English anfilt, a West Germanic compound (cf. Middle Dutch anvilt, Old High German anafalz, Dutch aanbeeld, Danish ambolt "anvil") from *ana- "on" + *filtan "hit" (see felt (n.)). The ear bone so called from 1680s. Anvil Chorus is based on the "Gypsy Song" that opens Act II of Giuseppe Verdi's opera "Il Trovatore," first performed in Teatro Apollo, Rome, Jan. 19, 1853.