Key bolt


  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Key bolt a bolt which has a mortise near the end, and is secured by a cotter or wedge instead of a nut.
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  • Mahatma Gandhi
    “Prayer is the key of the morning and the bolt of the evening.”


In literature:

Yes, certainly the bolts were drawn, and the key had not been turned in the lock.
"Shining Ferry" by Sir Arthur Thomas Quiller-Couch
He could open that door, he knew, for no keys or bolts were allowed on any stateroom door.
"Tom Slade on a Transport" by Percy Keese Fitzhugh
The back-door was locked and the key gone, but the front-door was only bolted inside.
"Oswald Bastable and Others" by Edith Nesbit
He rose and began slotting back the bolts, turning the big key.
"The Rainbow" by D. H. (David Herbert) Lawrence
He crossed the room slowly, turned the key, and drew the bolt.
"The White Lie" by William Le Queux
They all heard the bolts drawn and the key turned in the lock.
"Olive in Italy" by Moray Dalton
Upon Fawkes replying, the bolt was withdrawn, the door opened a few inches and the face of Master Keyes appeared in the aperture.
"The Fifth of November" by Charles S. Bentley
She ran to the door, fastened it with bolt and key, and stood with her back against it.
"The Continental Dragoon" by Robert Neilson Stephens
The door is opened before he can turn the bolt with his night-key, and the whitest possible little hand presses his.
"Daisy's Necklace" by Thomas Bailey Aldrich
You see how it turns the bolt in and out as I turn the key.
"With the Children on Sunday" by Sylvanus Stall

In poetry:

Key and bar, key and bar,
Iron bolt and chain!
And what will you do when the King comes
To enter his domain?
"Love's Castle" by Paul Laurence Dunbar
I'm trying to forge a key
To ope the gates of heaven;
That key's in the hearts of men,
And back its bolts are driven.
"Magna est Veritas" by Frank Barbour Coffin
Let us all try-daily to forge a key,
To open the gates of heaven,
If we make that key the hearts of men,
The bolt will be backward driven.
"Children's Day. I John, 4:4" by Frank Barbour Coffin
Where rests the secret? Where the keys
Of the old death-bolted mysteries?
Alas! the dead retain their trust;
Dust hath no answer from the dust.
"Questions Of Life" by John Greenleaf Whittier
Pavilions of sunshine--tents of the rain,
For these, the wild and the free;
And for us walled garden and window-pane,
And bolt and staple and key.
"A Pagan Prayer" by Virna Sheard
Nay, constant prayer is a golden key,
Thy doors to open at the dawn of light —
A bolt, to shut them at the close of day —
A fort, to guard from harm, both day and night.
"Concerning Prayer, And Its Proper Requisites" by Rees Prichard

In news:

Key to the fastener 's vibration resistance are nut threads that are softer and thicker than the bolt threads.
Heat treatment is the key difference from one bolt to another, and understanding that difference is key to correct assembly design.
From Strattec Security Corp. Why risk a lockout due to a lost key STRATTEC's BOLT Receiver locks work with your vehicle key.
Usain Bolt claims he had a low-key celebration after winning the 100 meters.

In science:

Nuts and bolts’ vs. learning from data Let us bring out the key features of a situation where the above decisiontheoretic set up makes perfectly good sense.
Why the Decision Theoretic Perspective Misrepresents Frequentist Inference: 'Nuts and Bolts' vs. Learning from Data