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1. An iron block, usually with a steel face, upon which metals are hammered and shaped.

2. Anything resembling an anvil in shape or use.

(Science: anatomy) Specifically, the incus. See incus. To be on the anvil, to be in a state of discussion, formation, or preparation, as when a scheme or measure is forming, but not matured.

Origin: oe. Anvelt, anfelt, anefelt, as. Anfilt, onfilt; of uncertain origin; cf. OHG. Anafalz, D. Aanbeld.

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... to claim credit for everything being done. In most cases the new project or involved professionsals folded. Doc44 Some people can break an anvil with a rubber hammer.

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by Doc44
Mon Nov 13, 2006 4:02 am
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INCUS, STAPES AND MACELLUS It's malleusn (hammer), incus (anvil) & stapes (stirrup) :wink: . As I remember, they start vibrating - each ossicle enhances vibration of the next one. More details: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ear

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