Exodus 39:3

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And they did beat the gold into thin plates, and cut it into wires, to work it in the blue, and in the purple, and in the scarlet, and in the fine linen, with cunning work.

The verb רָקַע (raqa), translated "beat" in this verse, is cognate with raqia, "firmament", and means to beat, stamp, beat out, spread out (Strong's Concordance).