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stithy

[stith-ee, stith-ee]
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noun, plural stith·ies.
  1. an anvil.
  2. a forge or smithy.
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verb (used with object), stith·ied, stith·y·ing.
  1. Obsolete. to forge.
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Origin of stithy

1250–1300; Middle English stithie, stethie < Old Norse stethi anvil
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Historical Examples

  • "Welcome indeed she is, and honoured too," said the hospitable god, limping across the stithy with outstretched hands.

    Stories from the Iliad

    H. L. Havell

  • Round the furnace in the centre of the stithy were twenty pairs of bellows, each serving a separate smelting oven.

  • It may defy the best steel blade that was ever forged on Milan stithy to cut it asunder.

  • “The iron was never forged on stithy that would hauld her,” said the old maid-servant.

    The Pirate

    Sir Walter Scott


British Dictionary definitions for stithy

stithy

noun plural stithies
  1. archaic, or dialect a forge or anvil
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verb stithies, stithying or stithied
  1. (tr) obsolete to forge on an anvil
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Word Origin

C13: from Old Norse stedhi
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