bick-iron

the beak (tapered end) of an anvil

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  • bick-iron — /bik uy euhrn, bik euhrn/, n. the tapered end of an anvil. [1660 70; alter. (by assoc. with IRON) of earlier bickern for bycorne two horned anvil < L bicornis two horned (see BICORN); meaning perh. influenced by MF bigorne in same sense] * * * …   Useful english dictionary

  • bick-iron — /bik uy euhrn, bik euhrn/, n. the tapered end of an anvil. [1660 70; alter. (by assoc. with IRON) of earlier bickern for bycorne two horned anvil < L bicornis two horned (see BICORN); meaning perh. influenced by MF bigorne in same sense] * * * …   Universalium

  • bick — bick; bick·er·ment; bick·er·ton·ite; bick·ford; bick·iron; bick·nell s; bick·er; …   English syllables

  • iron — and·iron; beak·iron; beck·iron; bick·iron; blow·iron; cob·iron; iron; iron·er; iron·ic; iron·i·cal·ly; iron·i·cal·ness; iron·ish; iron·less; iron·ness; ra·dio·iron; sad·iron; grid·iron; iron·hand·ed·ly; iron·hand·ed·ness; iron·i·cal; …   English syllables

  • beck-iron — same as ↑bick iron …   Useful english dictionary

  • beak-iron — beakˈ iron same as ↑bick iron • • • Main Entry: ↑beak …   Useful english dictionary

  • bickiron — bick·iron …   English syllables

  • beck — beck1 /bek/, n. 1. a gesture used to signal, summon, or direct someone. 2. at someone s beck and call, ready to do someone s bidding; subject to someone s slightest wish: He has three servants at his beck and call. 3. Chiefly Scot. a bow or… …   Universalium

  • Anvil — An anvil is a manufacturing tool, made of a hard and massive block of stone or metal used as a support for chiseling and hammering other objects, such as in forging iron and steel items. HistoryAnvils have been used since early Bronze Age times… …   Wikipedia

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