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Anvil - (Easton's Bible Dictionary)

The rendering of the Hebrew word , "beaten," found only in Isa. 41:7.

Anvil - (Webster's 1828 Dictionary)

AN'VIL, n. [The Latin word incus, incudis,is formed by a like analogy fromin and cudo, to hammer, or shape.]

An iron block with a smooth face, on which smiths hammer and shape their work.

Figuratively, any thing on which blows are laid.

To be on the anvil, is to be in a state of discussion, formation or preparation; as when a scheme or measure is forming, but not matured. This figure bears an analogy to that is discussion, a shaking or beating.

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