Sentence Examples


  • When quite dry guncotton is easily detonated by a blow on an anvil or hard surface.
  • The hill called the "Anvil of Baracoa" (about 3000 ft.) is remarkable for its extremely regular formation.
  • According to Prechtl, the ordinary metals, in regard to the degree of facility or perfection with which they can be hammered flat on the anvil, rolled out into sheet, or drawn into wire, form the following descending series: Hammering.
  • The liquid when soaked into a porous combustible substance like blotting-paper burns rapidly and quietly, and when struck with a hammer on a hard surface violently detonates; when a little of the liquid is spread on an anvil and struck, the portion immediately under the hammer only will, as a rule, detonate, the remainder being scattered.
  • Subsequently the;: anvil was marked in various ways, and decorated with letters and figures of beasts, and later still the ambos was replaced by a reverse die.