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

  Swage \Swage\, v. t. & i. [imp. & p. p. Swaged; p. pr. & vb.
     n. Swaging.] [Equiv. to suage, abbrev. fr. assuage.]
     See Assuage. [Obs.]
     [1913 Webster]

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Swage \Swage\, n.
     A tool, variously shaped or grooved on the end or face, used
     by blacksmiths and other workers in metals, for shaping their
     work, whether sheet metal or forging, by holding the swage
     upon the work, or the work upon the swage, and striking with
     a sledge.
     [1913 Webster]
  
     Swage block, a perforated block of iron, having grooved
        sides and adapted for use in heading bolts and swaging
        objects of large size.
        [1913 Webster]

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Swage \Swage\, v. t.
     To shape by means of a swage; to fashion, as a piece of iron,
     by forcing it into a groove or mold having the required
     shape.
     [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  swage
      n 1: a tool used to thicken or spread metal (the end of a bar or
           a rivet etc.) by forging or hammering or swaging [syn:
           upset, swage]
      v 1: form metals with a swage [syn: swage, upset]

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