RIVET


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RIVETNickname for HQ USAF Programs Usually for Special Aircraft Missions
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`Oh!' said he, `I do think I can fasten the rivet; I like a job of this kind excessively.'Which you know shewed him to be so very.
`I can fasten the rivet. I like a job of that sort excessively.' I never shall forget his manner.
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. Those eyes took me in slowly from head to foot; then they wandered slowly around the horizon marked by the rising and falling gunwales of the lifeboat.
"I slapped him on the back and shouted 'We shall have rivets!' He scrambled to his feet exclaiming 'No!
Instead of rivets there came an invasion, an infliction, a visitation.
I searched all over the outside for an aperture, a panel, or a manhole, to use a technical expression; but the lines of the iron rivets, solidly driven into the joints of the iron plates, were clear and uniform.
The flanks of the dark, moving mass, were advanced in such a manner as to make a concave line of the front, and every fierce eye, that was glaring from the shaggy wilderness of hair in which the entire heads of the males were enveloped, was riveted with mad anxiety on the thicket.
He even suffered their hands to meet, without betraying the least emotion, or varying his riveted attitude of attention.
When he halted before the binnacle, with his glance fastened on the pointed needle in the compass, that glance shot like a javelin with the pointed intensity of his purpose; and when resuming his walk he again paused before the mainmast, then, as the same riveted glance fastened upon the riveted gold coin there, he still wore the same aspect of nailed firmness, only dashed with a certain wild longing, if not hopefulness.
said I, again riveted with the insane earnestness of his manner.
My attention was quickly riveted by a large red star close to the distant horizon.