• Objects found at a 17th-century forge site at Jamestown: blacksmith’s tools, bar iron, a few incomplete items, sword guards, and slag. It appears that the forge was in operation as early as 1625
    Objects found at a 17th-century forge site at Jamestown: blacksmith’s tools, bar iron, a few incomplete items, sword guards, and slag. It appears that the forge was in operation as early as 1625
  • WordNet 3.6
    • n forging shaping metal by heating and hammering
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At Valley Forge At Valley Forge

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: The first Bowie knife was forged at Washington, Arkansas.
    • Forging (Mach) A piece of forged work in metal; -- a general name for a piece of hammered iron or steel. "There are very few yards in the world at which such forgings could be turned out."
    • Forging The act of counterfeiting.
    • Forging The act of shaping metal by hammering or pressing.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: A Texan convicted of robbery worked out a deal to pay $9600 in damages rather than serve a two-year prison sentence. For payment, he gave the court a forged check. He got his prison term back, plus eight more years.
    • n forging A piece of forged work in metal: a general name for pieces of hammered iron or steel.
    • n forging A defect in a horse's gait consisting in striking the heel of the front shoe with the toe of the hind shoe, which produces a clicking sound. It is not considered so serious a fault as overreaching or grabbing.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Forging a piece of metal shaped by hammering: act of one who forges: a form of overreaching in which the horse strikes the fore shoe with the toe of the hind one, clicking
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  • Arnold H. Glasgow
    Arnold H. Glasgow
    “Nothing splendid was ever created in cold blood. Heat is required to forge anything. Every great accomplishment is the story of a flaming heart.”
  • James A. Froude
    “You cannot dream yourself into a character; you must hammer and forge yourself one.”
  • James Joyce
    “Welcome, O life! I go to encounter for the millionth time the reality of experience and to forge in the smithy of my soul the uncreated conscience of my race.”
  • Clint Eastwood
    Clint Eastwood
    “I don't believe in pessimism. If something doesn't come up the way you want, forge ahead. If you think it's going to rain, it will.”
  • Marquis De Sade
    “Prejudice is the sole author of infamies: how many acts are so qualified by an opinion forged out of naught but prejudice!”


Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
O. Fr. forge—L. fabricafaber, a workman.


In literature:

Our chains are forged.
"Standard Selections" by Various
The smithy often glowed with the double fire of its forge and my fancy.
"The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 16, No. 97, November, 1865" by Various
It has always struck me that there is something highly poetical about a forge.
"Lavengro the Scholar - the Gypsy - the Priest" by George Borrow
A prolongation of not less than the diameter of the forging bearing was forged on one end of each crankshaft.
"The Working of Steel" by Fred H. Colvin
Cheques have been stolen from my book, and my signature forged.
"Jack Harkaway's Boy Tinker Among The Turks" by Bracebridge Hemyng
I 'lowed ez mebbe my dad tole me that word jes' ter hender me, an' keep me at the forge.
"The Young Mountaineers" by Charles Egbert Craddock
This will be the forge you spoke of, and there's the owner, sure enough, standing at the door.
"The Village by the River" by H. Louisa Bedford
My signature on such a mortgage was forged.
"David Lannarck, Midget" by George S. Harney
I could get all the furniture I need at The Forge, I am sure.
"A Son of the Hills" by Harriet T. Comstock
If you do not mind, I should like to take this forged order away with me.
"Mr. Grex of Monte Carlo" by E. Phillips Oppenheim
Why does the use of the bellows on the blacksmith's forge cause a more intense heat?
"An Elementary Study of Chemistry" by William McPherson
Did the same man wander about forging, or was telepathy at work, or do forging wits jump?
"The Clyde Mystery a Study in Forgeries and Folklore" by Andrew Lang
That is certain to bring it out that I passed the forged cheque, too.
"For Fortune and Glory" by Lewis Hough
Near this, also, are located the axle and forging shops, in the old puddle mill building.
"The Johnstown Horror" by James Herbert Walker
I went on to the forge of the workman.
"Child and Country" by Will Levington Comfort
The prince was sitting in his forge, and the horses wondered what was after happening to the carriage.
"The Lilac Fairy Book" by Andrew Lang
He published the most disgraceful books and forged letters.
"Old and New London" by Walter Thornbury
After father had started down to the Forge in the motor boat he knew that a storm was coming.
"Wyn's Camping Days" by Amy Bell Marlowe
I had found where that red forge light came from, and had watched it from my window many a night.
"The Price of the Prairie" by Margaret Hill McCarter
They empty into a forge the basket of a collector of old iron.
"Toilers of the Sea" by Victor Hugo

In poetry:

Above the glow of molten steel,
The roar of furnace, forge, and shed,
Protectress of the City's weal,
Now, Learning rears her loftier head;
"Primacy Of Mind" by Alfred Austin
Let us all try-daily to forge a key,
To open the gates of heaven,
If we make that key the hearts of men,
The bolt will be backward driven.
"Children's Day. I John, 4:4" by Frank Barbour Coffin
Read the Oppressor's fierce decrees,
In fury forged, in vengeance hurl'd,
Against the Mistress of the Seas,
Against the Commerce of the World.
"Ode To Columbia" by Thomas Stott
Spare, Lord, the thoughtless, guide the blind;
Till man no more shall deem it just
To live, by forging chains to bind
His weaker brother in the dust.
"Hymn of the Emancipation" by John Pierpont
"To those who wait with eager eyes
And ready hands and tender hearts,—
They find the giant year, that parts,
Hath forged strong links with paradise!
"The Dreaming Wheel" by Rose Hawthorne Lathrop
The smiths of Greydule, on the eve of Yule,
They forged three anchors rare;
The hemp he did pull, and he shore the wool,
And the maidens brought their hair.
"Legend of The Corrievrechan" by George MacDonald

In news:

Teens as they forge a unique friendship and face big decisions.
Away from the Stetson-wearing towering man forever forged into the lore of.
Koestner died Saturday as a result of a shooting at the Forge Motel in Old Forge.
The Forging of an Artist by Eric Hebborn Mainstream Publishing Projects, 380 pp.
Republican presidential candidate and former Massachusetts Governor Romney speaks at Valley Forge Military Academy in Wayne.
One roadblock to accountable marketing is the inability to forge a link to financial measures of importance to C-level executives.
Paige Miller, with the Arboretum Foundation has been watch-dogging a mitigation plan to protect the park and its ecosystem for four years, as the state forges ahead with a new 520 bridge.
Friendship formed the links of a musically forged chain of events.
Archive Jewelers Mutual Insurance Company and Jewelers of America forge partnership.
Archive Jewelers Mutual Insurance Co mpany and Jewelers of America forge partnership.
E, is a place of support and learning, where common ground is found, and friendships forged.
Here is a funny video of a dad sobbing like a little girl on The Screamin' Swing at Dollywood in Pigeon Forge, TN.
Prisoner pleads guilty to forging federal judge's signature.
Broadcom and Network Appliance forge alliances to further storage technology, while String Bean Software introduces an improved iSCSI SAN solution, Lasso unveils a CDP solution, and a new company is formed to help SMBs protect data.
Guizhou Anda Aviation Forging Co.

In science:

This prompts us to guess that it should be possible to forge an explicit connection between the lattice and continuum theories useful for the computation of such observables.
Lattice Supersymmetry and Topological Field Theory
The cost is that we use the (far fr om trivial) result of ˙Zyczkowski and Sommers but this has the positive value of forging a direct link between random matrices and random analytic functions.
From random matrices to random analytic functions
Now in contrast to hard periodic crystal lattices forged with chemical bonds, confining physical forces in an accreted ensemble gives a natural access to aperiodic surfaces (Breivik 2001, see Sect.2.2).
Magnetism, FeS colloids, and Origins of Life
All forged proofs (for segments not received) will be caught by the sender which can then terminate the associated TCP connection.
Efficient Defence against Misbehaving TCP Receiver DoS Attacks
We prove by contradiction, showing that a PPT adversary which can forge a valid pair (x′ , y ′ ) (recall that (x′ , y ′) = (x, y ) with probability 1/p) can also break the indistinguishability property of the underlying PRF.
Efficient Defence against Misbehaving TCP Receiver DoS Attacks
The reduction of the problem of breaking the indistinguishability of the PRF to the problem of forging a valid (x′ , y ′ ) pair to pass the verification while (x, y) is not received.
Efficient Defence against Misbehaving TCP Receiver DoS Attacks
In the medium term, links will be forged with further industrial partners.
CALICE Report to the DESY Physics Research Committee
In Def. 7, the forged signature is not obtained from the Sign query.
Provable Secure Identity Based Generalized Signcryption Scheme
In contrast, in Def. 8, the forged signcryption cipherxt is not the output of Signcrypt query.
Provable Secure Identity Based Generalized Signcryption Scheme
Aidgsc−in−sg (t, p), then there is a simulator C that can forge valid signature of PSG with advantage ξ ≈ adv ef −acma Aidgsc−in−sg (t, p).
Provable Secure Identity Based Generalized Signcryption Scheme
Despite these differences between funding policies of nations, collaborative activity forged between scientists can be a spontaneous event, with national boundaries playing little role.
Astronomy in Antarctica
Define Game0 as the game a quantum adversary AQ plays for problem Sig-Forge(S ).
Random Oracles in a Quantum World
Hence we have shown that any polynomial quantum algorithm has negligible advantage against problem Sig-Forge(S ) which completes the proof.
Random Oracles in a Quantum World
Such a credential could be either the serial number or MAC address physically assigned to that device. As the physical acquisition of the MAC address is required it cannot be forged.
A Distributed Trust Management Framework for Detecting Malicious Packet Dropping Nodes in a Mobile Ad Hoc Network
The key to realising the full economic benefit of FuturICT is the forging of new links and extension of existing links between FuturICT and policy makers at European, National and Regional levels.