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[stith -ee, stith-ee] /ˈstɪð i, ˈstɪθ i/
noun, plural stithies.
an anvil.
a forge or smithy.
verb (used with object), stithied, stithying.
Obsolete. to forge.
Origin of stithy
1250-1300; Middle English stithie, stethie < Old Norse stethi anvil Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • Round the furnace in the centre of the stithy were twenty pairs of bellows, each serving a separate smelting oven.

    Stories from the Iliad H. L. Havell
  • It may defy the best steel blade that was ever forged on Milan stithy to cut it asunder.

  • "Welcome indeed she is, and honoured too," said the hospitable god, limping across the stithy with outstretched hands.

    Stories from the Iliad H. L. Havell
  • “The iron was never forged on stithy that would hauld her,” said the old maid-servant.

    The Pirate Sir Walter Scott
British Dictionary definitions for stithy


noun (pl) stithies
(archaic or dialect) a forge or anvil
verb stithies, stithying, stithied
(transitive) (obsolete) to forge on an anvil
Word Origin
C13: from Old Norse stedhi
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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