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  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Rivet  \Riv"et\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Riveted};  p.  pr  &  vb  n. 
  {Riveting}.] 
  1.  To  fasten  with  a  rivet,  or  with  rivets;  as  to  rivet  two 
  pieces  of  iron. 
 
  2.  To  spread  out  the  end  or  point  of  as  of  a  metallic  pin, 
  rod,  or  bolt,  by  beating  or  pressing,  so  as  to  form  a  sort 
  of  head. 
 
  3.  Hence  to  fasten  firmly;  to  make  firm,  strong,  or 
  immovable;  as  to  rivet  friendship  or  affection. 
 
  Rivet  and  nail  me  where  I  stand  ye  powers! 
  --Congreve. 
 
  Thus  his  confidence  was  riveted  and  confirmed.  --Sir 
  W.  Scott. 




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