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forge

1. a place in which metal is worked by heating and hammering; smithy
2. a hearth or furnace used for heating metal
3. a machine used to shape metals by hammering

forge

[fȯrj]
(metallurgy)
To form a metal, usually hot, into desirable shapes by employing compressive forces.
A machine or place in which metal is formed hot, or where iron is produced from its ore.
References in classic literature ?
All that night he forged ahead until, with the dawning of a new day, he entered the low foothills that guard the approach to the fastness of the mountains of Torquas.
The overloaded and unwieldy sled forged ahead, Buck and his mates struggling frantically under the rain of blows.
With the help of Dan Eshbaugh, VP GE Real Estate, we have forged ahead with the strategic alliances between GE and SIOR.