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 for Forging
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Forge \Forge\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Forged; p. pr. & vb. n.
     Forging.] [F. forger, OF. forgier, fr. L. fabricare,
     fabricari, to form, frame, fashion, from fabrica. See
     Forge, n., and cf. Fabricate.]
     1. To form by heating and hammering; to beat into any
        particular shape, as a metal.
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              Mars's armor forged for proof eterne. --Shak.
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     2. To form or shape out in any way; to produce; to frame; to
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              Those names that the schools forged, and put into
              the mouth of scholars, could never get admittance
              into common use.                      --Locke.
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              Do forge a life-long trouble for ourselves.
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     3. To coin. [Obs.] --Chaucer.
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     4. To make falsely; to produce, as that which is untrue or
        not genuine; to fabricate; to counterfeit, as, a
        signature, or a signed document.
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              That paltry story is untrue,
              And forged to cheat such gulls as you. --Hudibras.
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              Forged certificates of his . . . moral character.
     Syn: To fabricate; counterfeit; feign; falsify.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Forging \For"ging\, n.
     1. The act of shaping metal by hammering or pressing.
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     2. The act of counterfeiting.
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     3. (Mach.) A piece of forged work in metal; -- a general name
        for a piece of hammered iron or steel.
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              There are very few yards in the world at which such
              forgings could be turned out.         --London
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      n 1: shaping metal by heating and hammering

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