drop hammer


  • WordNet 3.6
    • n drop hammer device for making large forgings
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Drop hammer (Mech) a hammer for forging, striking up metal, etc., the weight being raised by a strap or similar device, and then released to drop on the metal resting on an anvil or die.
    • Drop hammer See under Drop Face, etc.
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  • J. A. Dever
    J. A. Dever
    “Drop the hammer and pick up the shovel.”


In literature:

A patten may be made by the hammer of a mortal; and a bastard may be dropped by a human strumpet.
"The Works of Samuel Johnson, LL.D. in Nine Volumes" by Samuel Johnson
Thor dropped the line and took up Mioelnir, his mighty hammer.
"The Children of Odin" by Padraic Colum
Then she dropped her hammer.
"Beatrice Leigh at College" by Julia Augusta Schwartz
From his grasp the tongs slid downward, From his hand he dropped the hammer.
"Kalevala, Volume I (of 2)" by Anonymous
So Uncle Tom dropped the hammer and went to school.
"True to His Home" by Hezekiah Butterworth
So wear pads in your derby, because the first thing you know the hammer's going to drop on your coco.
"The Making of Bobby Burnit" by George Randolph Chester
He dropped the wheel, then the hammer.
"Valley of Wild Horses" by Zane Grey
Turning with a start, he dropped his hammer.
"The Greater Power" by Harold Bindloss
Yet, before dropping the hammer, he braced himself with unusual care.
"The One-Way Trail" by Ridgwell Cullum
Like Hilda, he did not see the difference between dropping a hammer down a bin and overloading a hoist.
"Calumet 'K'" by Samuel Merwin
Fausch dropped his hammer.
"The German Classics of the Nineteenth and Twentieth Centuries" by Various
Ahmed dropped his hammer, and began to ram in a charge of grape.
"Barclay of the Guides" by Herbert Strang
Aleck had dropped the leg of the big wolf, and drew back the hammer of his rifle.
"The Boy Scouts in the Rockies" by Herbert Carter
But as continual dropping wears away stones, this incessant hammering finally showed effect.
"The Greater Republic" by Charles Morris
With an oath born of sheer bleak agony, he threw the hammer from him and dropped the nails and plank to the ground.
"The Cottage of Delight" by Will N. Harben
Her heart leaped chokingly, then dropped into hammer-like thudding.
"The Valiants of Virginia" by Hallie Erminie Rives
As he saw her the hammer dropped from his hand.
"The Secret Pact" by Mildred A. Wirt
He dropped the hand with almost invisible speed, jerked out his gun, leveled it, and snapped the hammer back, then down.
"The Lone Ranger Rides" by Fran Striker
I'll drop the hammer on his head.
"Life in a Railway Factory" by Alfred Williams
Not to be baulked, I seized the hammer which he had dropped in his excitement, and with this beat upon the door.
"The Hunchback of Westminster" by William Le Queux

In poetry:

Sinne is still hammering my heart
Unto a hardnesse, void of love:
Let suppling grace, to crosse his art,
Drop from above.
"Grace" by George Herbert
The sturdy rock, for all his strength,
By raging seas, is rent in twaine;
The marble stone is pearst at length
With littel drops of drizzling raine:
The ox doth yield unto the yoke,
The steele obeyeth the hammer-stroke.
"Verses" by Anonymous British

In news:

Police arrested a College Station resident for burglary, and when approaching him, investigators say the suspect dropped a claw hammer from under his shirt.
The Financial Times reports that the FBI is preparing to drop the hammer on the mortgage fraudsters.
Jags must drop hammer on Blackmon.
Goodell should drop hammer on Saints, Williams.
DickiesJim Greco drops a hammer over a car.
Da Stoops Drops Da Hammer in Millions Dash.
I woke up to the news that the NYPD dropped the hammer last night and removed the protesters and arrested 150 people from Zuccotti Park.
Y ou hear it sometimes before you see it — the pang pang pang of rhythmic hammering, the clang of dropped metal, the smock of dropped wood.
Judge Drops Hammer On Thor Worshipper 's Name Change.
Law & Apple: Department of Justice Drops the Hammer on Apple.
Dropping this onto concrete five times didn't damage this 5.9-inch, single-setting light at all, and our 16-ounce steel-claw hammer practically bounced off its anodized aluminum body (and we hit it six times).
Obama drops the hammer on Michigan "right to work" push.
'Busco drops the defensive hammer on Lakeland .
Justice department drops the hammer on Megaupload, arresting its leaders, seizing hundreds of millions of dollars in property and blasting the popular file-sharing website in a 72-page indictment.
A felony and misdemeanor charge against an Austin teen who reportedly threw a hammer after someone told police he had marijuana were dropped Friday in Mower County Court.

In science:

For a modern version of this experiment see NASA’s video of astronauts dropping a hammer and a feather simultaneously on the surface of the Moon.
Some Comments on the Tests of General Relativity