Copper-fastened

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • a Copper-fastened Fastened with copper bolts, as the planks of ships, etc.; as, a copper-fastened ship.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • copper-fastened Fastened with copper instead of iron or steel bolts, as the planking of a ship.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Copper-fastened fastened with copper bolts
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Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Low L. cuper—L. cuprum, a contr. of cyprium aes, 'Cyprian brass,' because found in Cyprus.

Usage

In literature:

The bonds of fraternity between them were double-riveted and copper-fastened.
"Hawthorne and His Circle" by Julian Hawthorne
His breastplate of copper is fastened on with metal clasps or bolts.
"Lord Dolphin" by Harriet A. Cheever
Peckham personally assured McGurk that everything was copper-fastened.
"By Advice of Counsel" by Arthur Train
It is a good plan to fasten a piece of copper wire round the outside of the tin.
"Cassell's Vegetarian Cookery" by A. G. Payne
I say this as one friend to another and not because I have to wear copper-fastened pajamas.
"The Silly Syclopedia" by Noah Lott
It was closed by a circular pane of plate-glass, which was about six inches thick, fastened by a ring of copper.
"All Around the Moon" by Jules Verne
The whole is fastened by copper rivets, instead of being sewed.
"Ordnance Instructions for the United States Navy." by Bureau of Ordnance, USN
Mat made of cross sections of black walnuts fastened together with copper wire.
"Northern Nut Growers Association Report of the Proceedings at the Twenty-Fourth Annual Meeting" by Northern Nut Growers Association
Through its Charter the British South Africa Company was able to fasten a copper-rivetted rule on Rhodesia.
"An African Adventure" by Isaac F. Marcosson
Substantially built of oak throughout; coppered, and copper-fastened.
"The Cruise of the "Esmeralda"" by Harry Collingwood
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