Lift hammer


  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Lift hammer See Tilt hammer.
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In literature:

When past the last house he heard a hammering, and lifting his bowed head he looked back for a moment.
"Far from the Madding Crowd" by Thomas Hardy
He thought he saw Jonas with his hand lifted, and the bottle clenched in it like a hammer, making as if he would aim a blow at his head.
"Life And Adventures Of Martin Chuzzlewit" by Charles Dickens
An incessant hammering went on in his temples, and that veil never lifted from before his eyes.
"El Dorado" by Baroness Orczy
From back in the kitchen came a sound of hammering and Tufik's voice lifted in a low, plaintive chant.
"Tish, The Chronicle of Her Escapades and Excursions" by Mary Roberts Rinehart
I've watched them hammer and lift and dig and fight.
"The U.P. Trail" by Zane Grey
Now Clark rose to the great necessity, and said that he would patch her up to carry us on, or never lift a hammer more.
"The Seats Of The Mighty, Complete" by Gilbert Parker
Withdraw the intruder, and the lifted hammer falls at once upon the anvil!
"Ernest Maltravers, Complete" by Edward Bulwer-Lytton
He nears the castle, he clears the drawbridge, he lifts the ponderous hammer at the gate.
"The Virginians" by William Makepeace Thackeray
For fifty years not a hammer has been lifted against this venerable ruin.
"The Man-Wolf and Other Tales" by Emile Erckmann and Alexandre Chatrian
Bruno hardly lifted his eyes from his chisel and soft iron hammer.
"The Eternal City" by Hall Caine

In poetry:

What cares she for the noise and whirr
Of clanking hammers sounding near?
A mother's heart has lifted her
Beyond a single touch of fear.
"A Blackbird's Nest" by Alexander Anderson
In the middle of the town,
From its fountains in the hills,
Tumbling through the narrow gorge,
The Canneto rushes down,
Turns the great wheels of the mills,
Lifts the hammers of the forge.
"Amalfi. (Birds Of Passage. Flight The Fourth)" by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow