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anvil

1. a heavy iron or steel block on which metals are hammered during forging
2. the fixed jaw of a measurement device against which the piece to be measured is held
3. Anatomy the nontechnical name for incus

Anvil

 

a stationary, supporting blacksmith’s tool, used in free manual forging. It is a massive cast steel piece with a polished working surface, usually secured to a wooden stand. Miniature anvils fastened to tables are used in instrument-making and watch production.

anvil

[′an·vəl]
(anatomy)
(engineering)
The part of a machine that absorbs the energy delivered by a sharp force or blow.
The stationary end of a micrometer caliper.
(metallurgy)
A heavy wrought-iron, cast-iron, or steel block upon which metal is hammered in smith forging.
The base of the hammer, holding the die bed and lower die part in drop forging.
(meteorology)

anvil

anvil
The flat, spreading top of a Cb (cumulonimbus), often shaped like an anvil. Thunderstorm anvils may spread hundreds of miles (or kilometers) downwind from the thunderstorm. Sometimes, they may spread upwind, and are called back-sheared anvils. Also called an anvil cloud.

ANVIL

A family of CADD/CAM software packages from MCS, Inc., Scottsdale, AZ (www.mcsaz.com). ANVIL products include 2D and 3D mechanical engineering systems for Windows. Founded in 1971, MCS was the first mechanical CAD company.
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Some weak framed blacksmith, perhaps, whose delicacy of muscle might have suited a tailor's shopboard better than the anvil.
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KOGS Communication is a recipient of this year's prestigious Silver Anvil Award, sponsored by the Public Relations Society of America (PRSA).
NEW YORK, May 12, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Anvil Knitwear received Best First Time Report for its CSR Report for the North American competition sponsored by Ceres and the Association for Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) at the Ceres conference in Oakland, California.
Presented by the Public Relations Society of America (PRSA), the Silver Anvil recognizes the very best in strategic public relations planning and implementation.
NEW YORK, April 21, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Anvil Knitwear, a sponsor of Earth Day New York, announced that the company is launching an organics education program.
Lear's Declare Yourself campaign has been honored with the 2005 Best of Silver Anvil Award from the Public Relations Society of America (PRSA).
9, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Anvil Knitwear, a century-old apparel brand, today announced that it has joined the fast-growing Business for Innovative Climate & Energy Policy (BICEP) coalition.