Riveted
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. [1913 Webster]

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. [1913 Webster]

3. Hence, to fasten firmly; to make firm, strong, or immovable; as, to rivet friendship or affection. [1913 Webster]

Rivet and nail me where I stand, ye powers! --Congreve. [1913 Webster]

Thus his confidence was riveted and confirmed. --Sir W. Scott. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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