fastener

Definitions

  • Fastening the upper to the sole
    Fastening the upper to the sole
  • WordNet 3.6
    • n fastener restraint that attaches to something or holds something in place
    • n fastener a person who fastens or makes fast "he found the door fastened and wondered who the fastener was"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: The first manager of the Seattle Space Needle, Hoge Sullivan, was acrophobic - fearful of heights. The 605 foot tall Space Needle is fastened to its foundation with 72 bolts, each 30 feet long. The Space Needle sways approximately 1 inch for every 10 mph of wind. It was built to withstand a wind velocity of 200 miles-per-hour.
    • n Fastener One who, or that which, makes fast or firm.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: The shoe string was invented in England in 1790. Until then shoes were fastened with buckles.
    • n fastener One who or that which makes fast or firm; one who fastens; specifically, something used for fastening and unfastening, as in dress, or for making fast or fixed, as a mordant in dyeing.
    • n fastener A warrant. Grose;
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Quotations

  • Ralph Waldo Emerson
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    “Curses always recoil on the head of him who imprecates them. If you put a chain around the neck of a slave, the other end fastens itself around your own.”
  • Bette Davis
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    “Fasten your seat belts, it's going to be a bumpy night! [As Margo Channing in All About Eve]”
  • Jean Racine
    Jean Racine
    “It's no longer a warmth hidden in my veins: it's Venus entire and whole fastening on her prey.”
  • Howard Crosby
    Howard Crosby
    “A wisely chosen illustration is almost essential to fasten the truth upon the ordinary mind, and no teacher can afford to neglect this part of his preparation.”

Usage

In literature:

Then there suddenly came into Fanny's mind the remembrance of the little boy she had left fastened to the gate.
"Chatterbox, 1906" by Various
There is no occasion to fasten the door, I suppose?
"The Crystal Hunters" by George Manville Fenn
Fasten to the other end of each string a small prize wrapped up in tissue paper.
"Games For All Occasions" by Mary E. Blain
It was the opal serpent brooch, and Aaron's lips were fastened together with the stout pin.
"The Opal Serpent" by Fergus Hume
The awning of the waggon, badly fastened on, went clapping with the wind, like the sails of a ship.
"Bouvard and Pécuchet" by Gustave Flaubert
Arabella had a little red ball fastened to a long string, and Araminta had a little blue ball fastened to a long string.
"Boys and Girls Bookshelf; a Practical Plan of Character Building, Volume I (of 17)" by Various
The ends must meet and fasten at the back.
"Little Folks' Handy Book" by Lina Beard
Very likely he tried to fasten that on Wilson; and so in the end he murdered him.
"The Day of Judgment" by Joseph Hocking
All we can do is to fasten them up and leave them ready.
"Children's Literature" by Charles Madison Curry
It fastened by a simple catch, and was filled with golden guineas.
"Fifty-Two Stories For Girls" by Various
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In poetry:

The webs of your eyes
Are fastened
To the flesh and bones of you
As to rafters or grass.
"Tattoo" by Wallace Stevens
"Who fastens his belt?
"I," said Short-Rations,
" I know all the fashions
"Of tightening a belt!"
"The New Knighthood" by Rudyard Kipling
At Awaji,
On the point at Noshima,
Beach breezes,
My beloved's fastened
Belt, blow back and forth.
"At Awaji" by Kakinomoto no Asomi Hitomaro
THE DOOR
The lintel low enough to keep out pomp and pride:
The threshold high enough to turn deceit aside:
The fastening strong enough from robbers to defend:
This door will open at a touch to welcome every friend.
"For The Friends At Hurstmont" by Henry Van Dyke
And yet in her girlish heart there was somethin' or other she had
That fastened a man to her, and wasn't entirely bad;
And she loved me a little, I think, although it didn't last;
But I mustn't think of these things--I've buried 'em in the past.
"Gone With A Handsomer Man" by William McKendree Carleton
And yet in her girlish heart there was somethin' or other she had
That fastened a man to her, and wasn't entirely bad;
And she loved me a little, I think, although it didn't last;
But I mustn't think of these things—I've buried 'em in the past.
"Gone With A Handsomer Man" by Will McKendree Carleton

In news:

Self-Locking Fasteners Featuring Unique Nylon Insert Prevent Treaded Mating Hardware from Loosening .
Ohio Rod Products, a division of Elgin Fastener Group in Versailles, Ind.
Both systems are compatible with fasteners between 5/8 in.
The structural-adhesive selector guide discusses structural adhesives' ability to reduce the need for fasteners and welds while improving strength and durability.
To communicate structural adhesives' ability to eliminate or greatly reduce fasteners and welds from an assembly while improving strength and durability, this company has introduced its updated Loctite® Structural Adhesives Selector Guide.
Self-Sealing Fasteners, Nuts & Washers.
This video depicts the proper method to secure your fastener, as well as some alternative methods.
This revision is to add an alternate fastener for the application of gypsum sheathing .
The shingles — suitable for roofing or walls — are squared and fastened to each other in 45-inch-long panels, then coded to ensure that joints are offset by at least 1 1/2 inches.
These shingles are squared and fastened to each other in 45-inch-long panels.
The output ports have been redesigned for material flow optimization and feature larger inspection ports and fixed fastenings.
The output ports have been redesigned for material flow optimization and also feature larger inspection ports and fixed fastenings.
Hidden fasteners ( April 5, 2012 ).
Fasteners Ideal for Spacing Applications in Compact Electronics.
New PEM micro self-clinching standoff fasteners introduce ideal hardware for spacing or stacking applications in compact electronic assemblies.
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In science:

This can be really observed when one passes along the steam pipe route; moreover, some of the distribution boards were torn off together with the fastening fittings and fragments of partitions (near the separator department).
On the possible physical mechanism of Chernobyl catastrophe and the unsoundness of official conclusion
It is not clear whether it fastens convergence of the process or not.
Generating connected acyclic digraphs uniformly at random
The spacers also allow to improve the structural performance of the fastening system.
Design of a Base-Board for arrays of closely-packed Multi-Anode Photo-Multipliers
A finite elements analysis has been performed on a simplified model, where the EC was thermally linked, through its fastenings, to a cold pit at T = 13 ◦C.
Design of a Base-Board for arrays of closely-packed Multi-Anode Photo-Multipliers
The heat balance confirmed that 0.95 of the power was flowing through the EC mechanical fasteners, as desired.
Design of a Base-Board for arrays of closely-packed Multi-Anode Photo-Multipliers
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