• Fastening the upper to the sole
    Fastening the upper to the sole
  • WordNet 3.6
    • n fastening the act of fastening things together
    • n fastening restraint that attaches to something or holds something in place
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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 Fastening Anything that binds and makes fast, as a lock, catch, bolt, bar, buckle, etc.
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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 fastening Anything that binds and makes fast, or serves for joining or securing, as a lock, catch, bolt, bar, cord, chain, clasp, button, hook, etc.
    • n fastening Fixedness; firmness.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Fastening that which fastens
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  • Ralph Waldo Emerson
    “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
    “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.”


In literature:

One tree, to which one of the ropes was fastened, broke, and in its fall just missed killing a man.
"Across Unknown South America" by Arnold Henry Savage Landor
This was a strong frame filled with a network of rope which was fastened at the bed-head by hinges to the wall.
"Home Life in Colonial Days" by Alice Morse Earle
One end of the lazo was fastened round his waist, and the rope hung down behind him.
"The War Trail" by Mayne Reid
He did not fasten him to either rail or post, but simply hooked the bridle-rein over the "horn" of the saddle.
"The White Chief" by Mayne Reid
After labeling and fastening the bill together with a pin or thread the skin should be slipped inside a paper tube to dry.
"Home Taxidermy for Pleasure and Profit" by Albert B. Farnham
I caught the lariat, and, passing it under the saddle-girths, fastened it in a tight, firm knot.
"The Scalp Hunters" by Mayne Reid
On reaching the river, Igubo threw in the meat as far as he could, fastening the end of the rope to the trunk of a tree.
"In the Wilds of Africa" by W.H.G. Kingston
This he managed, with the aid of some stones, to fasten in an upright position, and then they sat down to watch for a passing sail.
"Marjorie's Busy Days" by Carolyn Wells
This rested on the water five or six feet from the canoe, and was kept there by poles, fastened across the canoe.
"Taking Tales" by W.H.G. Kingston
And David fastened on his sword over his coat and was not able to walk, for he was not used to them.
"The Children's Bible" by Henry A. Sherman

In poetry:

And though the door be fastened
My guests will find their way
Ill numbers unexhausted,
And, uninvited, stay.
"The Quiet Home" by Ernest Jones
When the lawyers are through
What is there left, Bob?
Can a mouse nibble at it
And find enough to fasten a tooth in?
"The Lawyers Know Too Much" by Carl Sandburg
While thus my soul is fixt on him
Once fasten'd to the wood,
Safe shall I pass through Jordan's stream,
And reach the realms of God.
"In Sickness" by Augustus Montague Toplady
No more your needed rest at night
By ribald youth is troubled;
No more your windows, fastened tight,
Yield to their knocks redoubled.
"The Roasting Of Lydia" by Roswell Martin Field
Lo! from the regions of the north,
The reddening storm of battle pours,
Rolls along the trembling earth,
Fastens on the Olynthian towers.
"Ode To Eloquence " by Henry Carey
Only the rider's heart
halts at a sightless shadow, an unsaid word
that fastens in the blood of the ancient curse,
the fear as old as Cain.
"Bora Ring" by Judith Wright

In news:

AFC-Holcroft received an order for a mesh-belt system with a capacity of 2,000 pounds/hour from Holo- Krome, a division of Fastenal.
Fasten your seat belts and keep that heart medicine handy—we're about to head into the racy, forbidden world of ramp metering.
Ruben inserted the pieces in place and used screws to fasten them to the vent.
A small and often intricately carved toggle (as of wood, ivory or metal) used to fasten a small container to a kimono sash.
PEM® SpotFast® fasteners, paired with a specially designed wave washer, allow attachment of two thin metal parts in applications requiring repeatable pivoting or hinging action.
New Test Method for Holding Strength of Tack and Prong Fastener Attached Buttons.
This test method covers the determination of the holding strength of a tack and prong fastener attached button using a tensile testing machine.
Dokka Fasteners purchased an Ipsen ATLAS integral- quench furnace for its new facility in Auburn Hills, Mich.
Dokka Fasteners will use the ATLAS to produce hot-formed steel fasteners for the highly demanding wind-turbine industry.
A consumer questioned the head marking interpretation of an ordered A354 grade BD fastener.
The other holds the fastener securely.
To understand how screws work as wood fasteners and to learn drilling practices that will maximize a screw 's holding power.
Its unique triple layer design offers fastener holding power and helps enable the shingles to withstand winds up to 130 mph with only four nails per shingle .
Seersucker fabric Sewing machine and sewing supplies Grosgrain ribbon Snaps or Velcro fasteners.
This time around the "Win or Get Your Stuff Smashed Challenge" is brought to you by Select Fasteners.

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