RIVET


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RIVETNickname for HQ USAF Programs Usually for Special Aircraft Missions
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The lieutenant explained how to rivet the hoof and went away to his own quarters.
I was rubbing one of her hands when she opened her eyes, and I dropped it as though it were a red-hot rivet.
Then fearing that it might be stolen from him by some vandals of the road he had One Eye Kanty rivet it at each side of the gorget so that it could not be removed by other than a smithy, and thus, strapped face to tail upon a donkey, he sent the great Bishop of Norwich rattling down the dusty road with his head, at least, protected from the idle gaze of whomsoever he might chance to meet.
She says that when women try to throw off their shackles, their fathers, brothers and husbands are the very first to try to rivet them on again, and that in such a matter no man has any authority.
As for the rest, he lived in his intellect, ruling his people, seeking out data from which to induce laws that would make his people stronger and rivet his people's clinch upon life.
The smallest vestiges of them rivet his attention and engage his interest.
But when we come, fresh, upon such things in the morning, with that dark and silent gap between us and yesterday; with every link in the brittle chain of hope, to rivet afresh; our hot enthusiasm subdued, and cool calm reason substituted in its stead; doubt and misgiving revive.
Every nail driven should be as another rivet in the machine of the universe, you carrying on the work.
You kicked a loose rivet at every second step in that station yard on the hillside.
Such experience, to him (to use a trite simile), will be like the storm to the oak, which, though it may scatter the leaves, and snap the smaller branches, serves but to rivet the roots, and to harden and condense the fibres of the tree.
Suddenly something in the bolt itself seemed to rivet his attention.
But forty thousand men of this our island in the wave (exclusive of women and children) rivet their eyes and thoughts on Lord George Gordon; and every day, from the rising up of the sun to the going down of the same, pray for his health and vigour.