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Word: rivet

Definition: metal pin used for fastening metal plates together; V: fasten with a rivet; engross


Sentences Containing 'rivet'

The best of Holbein's portrait drawings give one the impression of having been seen in one of these flashes and rivet the attention in consequence.
Every nail driven should be as another rivet in the machine of the universe, you carrying on the work.
Oh, sir, let old Perth now come and rivet these two hands together; the black one with the white, for I will not let this go."

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