A forge is a hearth used for heating metals, or the workplace ("smithy") where the hearth is located. The forge is used by the smith to heat a piece of metal to a temperature where it becomes easier to shape, or to the point where work hardening no longer occurs. The metal (known as the "workpiece") is transported to and from the forge using tongs, which are also used to hold the workpiece on the smithy's anvil while the smith works it with a hammer. Finally the workpiece is transported to the slack tub, which rapidly cools the workpiece in a large body of water. The slack tub also provides water to control the fire in the forge.
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... In 1562–63, Frederick II of Denmark built an anchor forge for Holmen, which was placed on the other side of the canal ... The actual forge was hidden behind a taller building, called the tower, which was given a handsome front in Italian style facing the castle, and which was erected by ...
... The Agorregi Forge is located within the Pagoeta Nature Reserve, near the town of Aia, in the Basque Province of Gipuzkoa, Spain ... The forge which can be seen today was built in 1754 by the Lord of Laurgain Palace over the ruins of an earlier version ...
... Coventryville's origins lie in the iron forge founded in 1717 by Englishman Samuel Nutt, an early American industrialist and member of Pennsylvania's ... Named for his native home of Coventry, England, Coventry was the first forge in Chester County and was located at the confluence of the north and south ... In the early 19th century, Coventry forge was enlarged and re-equipped and much of the present village was constructed ...
... the Adversary is a demon who is initially summoned by the X-Men member Forge during the Vietnam War ... While Forge banishes the demon, the Adversary has a foothold on the Earth thanks to Forge's actions ... Years later, Forge's mentor Nazé is killed and his form and memories are stolen by a Dire Wraith, an alien parasite ...
More definitions of "forge":
- (verb): Move ahead steadily.
Example: "He forged ahead"
- (noun): Furnace consisting of a special hearth where metal is heated before shaping.
- (verb): Come up with (an idea, plan, explanation, theory, or priciple) after a mental effort.
Synonyms: invent, contrive, devise, excogitate, formulate
- (verb): Make out of components (often in an improvising manner).
- (noun): A workplace where metal is worked by heating and hammering.
- (verb): Create by hammering.
Example: "Forge a pair of tongues"
Famous quotes containing the word forge:
“None can re-enter there
No thief so politic,
No Satan with a royal trick
Steal in by window, chink, or hole,
To bind or unbind, add what lacked,
Insert a leaf, or forge a name,
New-face or finish what is packed,
Alter or mend eternal fact.”
—Ralph Waldo Emerson (18031882)
“Wits forge and fire-blast, meanings press and screw.”
—Samuel Taylor Coleridge (17721834)
“The childless experts on child raising also bring tears of laughter to my eyes when they say, I love children because theyre so honest. There is not an agent in the CIA or the KGB who knows how to conceal the theft of food, how to fake being asleep, or how to forge a parents signature like a child.”
—Bill Cosby (20th century)