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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.
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Having filled this instrument with a quantity of small coal-dust from the forge, she approached the door, and dropping on one knee before it, dexterously blew into the keyhole as much of these fine ashes as the lock would hold.
On the Buffalo Forge property, he held more than 20,000 acres of land and produced a sizable amount of iron bars in his blast furnaces and forges.
Dew's Bond of Iron: Master and Slave at Buffalo Forge is a major book that will be enthusiastically welcomed by scholars of southern, African American, and slavery history.