• Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Riveting-machine a power-machine for forcing hot rivets into position in metal-work, and heading them
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
O. Fr. rivet; acc. to Diez from the root of Ice. rífa, Dan. rive, Ger. reiben, Eng. rive.


In literature:

Every nail driven should be as another rivet in the machine of the universe, you carrying on the work.
"Walden, and On The Duty Of Civil Disobedience" by Henry David Thoreau
He launched out into a romantic description of the Butteridge machine and riveted Bert's attention.
"The War in the Air" by Herbert George Wells
All the plating of the hulls was riveted by hydraulic power, driving seven-ton riveting machines, suspended from traveling cranes.
"Sinking of the Titanic" by Various
Goujet had stopped before one of the rivet machines.
"L'Assommoir" by Emile Zola
All night the machine guns tap like rivet-ting machines when a New York sky-scraper is in the building.
"Carry On" by Coningsby Dawson
Snapped riveting is next in quality to machine riveting.
"Scientific American Supplement, No. 810, July 11, 1891" by Various
When I landed at Newport News, the first sound that I heard was the machine-gun hammering of thousands of riveters building ships.
"Soldier Silhouettes on our Front" by William L. Stidger
The shackles were riveted with soft wrought-iron rivets, evidently made with some sort of a power riveting-machine.
"Time Crime" by H. Beam Piper
It is the machine by which the chains of slavery are rivetted upon a free people.
"The History of England in Three Volumes, Vol.II. From William and Mary to George II." by Tobias Smollett
So he merely dismounted and, leaning against his horse, kept the glasses riveted on the slowly moving machine.
"Shoe-Bar Stratton" by Joseph Bushnell Ames
Other subsidiary cranes, meanwhile, carry the heavy hydraulic riveting machines by which riveting is done.
"The Romance of War Inventions" by Thomas W. Corbin
In the machine-works of the commerzienrath a great boiler was being riveted.
"Hammer and Anvil" by Friedrich Spielhagen
Ship building is hastened by these same air drilling and riveting machines.
"Inventions in the Century" by William Henry Doolittle
The head is attached to the body of a pin by the fingers of a child, while another machine rivets it on.
"Knowledge is Power:" by Charles Knight
Now, however, pneumatic riveting machines are used out of doors.
"Life in a Railway Factory" by Alfred Williams

In news:

England's Iron Maiden a lean, riveting metal machine during Gexa Energy Pavilion concert.