rivet

Definitions

  • Claw-Hammer.  Riveting-Hammer.  Upholster's Hammer.  Magnetized Hammer.  Veneering-Hammer
    Claw-Hammer. Riveting-Hammer. Upholster's Hammer. Magnetized Hammer. Veneering-Hammer
  • WordNet 3.6
    • v rivet direct one's attention on something "Please focus on your studies and not on your hobbies"
    • v rivet hold (someone's attention) "The discovery of the skull riveted the paleontologists"
    • v rivet fasten with a rivet or rivets
    • n rivet heavy pin having a head at one end and the other end being hammered flat after being passed through holes in the pieces that are fastened together
    • n rivet ornament consisting of a circular rounded protuberance (as on a vault or shield or belt)
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Levi Strauss blue jeans with copper rivets were priced at $13.50 per dozen in 1874.
    • n Rivet A metallic pin with a head, used for uniting two plates or pieces of material together, by passing it through them and then beating or pressing down the point so that it shall spread out and form a second head; a pin or bolt headed or clinched at both ends. "With busy hammers closing rivets up."
    • Rivet Hence, to fasten firmly; to make firm, strong, or immovable; as, to rivet friendship or affection. "Rivet and nail me where I stand, ye powers!""Thus his confidence was riveted and confirmed."
    • Rivet To fasten with a rivet, or with rivets; as, to rivet two pieces of iron.
    • Rivet To spread out the end or point of, as of a metallic pin, rod, or bolt, by beating or pressing, so as to form a sort of head.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n rivet A short metallic malleable pin or bolt passing through a hole and so fastened as to keep pieces of metal (or sometimes other substances) together; especially, a short bolt or pin of wrought-iron, copper, or of any other malleable material, formed with a head and inserted into a hole at the junction of two or more pieces of metal, the point after insertion being hammered broad so as to keep the pieces closely bound together. Large rivets are usually hammered or closed up (riveted) when they are in a heated state, so as to draw the pieces more firmly together by the contraction of the rivet when cool. It is in this manner that boilers, tanks, etc., are made. Small rivets are frequently riveted cold. Instead of being closed by hammering, rivets are now often riveted by means of powerful machinery, which makes better joints than can be made by hand, and executes the work far more quickly. Iu some kinds of metal-work, as armor, the metal pin is movable in a slot, allowing one of the plates of metal to slide over the other for a certain distance. Compare Almain-rivet.
    • rivet To fasten with a rivet or with rivets: as, to rivet two pieces of iron.
    • rivet To clench: as, to rivet a pin or bolt.
    • rivet Figuratively, to fasten firmly; make firm, strong, or immovable: as, to rivet friendship.
    • n rivet Bearded wheat.
    • n rivet The roe of a fish.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Rivet riv′et bearded wheat.
    • n Rivet riv′et a bolt of metal fastened by being hammered at both ends
    • v.t Rivet to fasten with a rivet: to make firm or immovable:—pr.p. riv′eting; pa.t. and pa.p. riv′eted
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Quotations

  • John Burroughs
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    “Some men are like nails, very easily drawn; others however are more like rivets never drawn at all.”
  • Walter Bagehot
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    “A princely marriage is the brilliant edition of a universal fact, and, as such, it rivets mankind.”

Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
F., fr. river, to rivet; perh. fr. Icel. rifa, to fasten together. Cf. Reef part of a sail

Usage

In literature:

Suddenly his attention became riveted.
"The Promise" by James B. Hendryx
They were erected section by section, rivets and hammers being used instead of trowel and mortar.
"Chatterbox, 1906" by Various
Still Maurice remained riveted to the spot, unreasonably hoping to behold Madeleine for one fleeting moment again.
"Fairy Fingers" by Anna Cora Mowatt Ritchie
I was riveted to the place.
"Roger Trewinion" by Joseph Hocking
There were rivet guns at work, and there were the grumblings of motor trucks moving about, and the oddly harsh roar of welding torches.
"Space Platform" by Murray Leinster
But so it was; and she seemed never so well pleased as when the links were firmly riveted.
"Traditions of Lancashire, Volume 2 (of 2)" by John Roby
Upon one object, weird and horrible, our startled gaze became rivetted.
"The Great White Queen" by William Le Queux
It was the throne of a copper-riveted autocracy.
"An African Adventure" by Isaac F. Marcosson
She remembered the eyes which the peasants riveted on her.
"The Son of Monte Christo" by Jules Lermina
As he drove the rivet into the shackle on his left arm, a spurt of bruised blood from the old Mexican War wound stained the iron.
"The Clansman" by Thomas Dixon
John Arthur sat with eyes riveted upon the card before him.
"Madeline Payne, the Detective's Daughter" by Lawrence L. Lynch
This should rivet them into the board, leaving little or no projection.
"Bookbinding, and the Care of Books" by Douglas Cockerell
The rivet-holes appear to have been drilled, and not formed in casting.
"The Bronze Age in Ireland" by George Coffey
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
As usual, every eye was riveted on his face.
"The Last of the Mohicans" by James Fenimore Cooper
Her whole attention was riveted upon the window exactly opposite.
"The New Tenant" by E. Phillips Oppenheim
Jason spent one depressed day lying on his bunk counting rivets, forcing himself to accept defeat.
"Deathworld" by Harry Harrison
He rivets his pupils to him almost as he riveted his Barbara.
"The Kempton-Wace Letters" by Jack London
She sat riveted to the chair without power to move, expecting something terrible to happen.
"Weird Tales, Vol. II." by E. T. A. Hoffmann
His whole face and his burning black eyes riveted on her in intense delight and almost agony proved it.
"The "Genius"" by Theodore Dreiser
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In poetry:

Who is it rivets broken bands
And stranger-hearts together,
And builds with fast-decaying hands
A home to last for ever?
"The Poet's Mission" by Ernest Jones
Love still closer rivets now their lips,
Tears they mingle with their rapture blest,
From his mouth the flame she wildly sips,
Each is with the other's thought possess'd.
"The Bride Of Corinth" by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
But Erin, never contented
Struggles again and again,
As all proud and free born captives
Must strive with the conqueror's chain.
That, if ever snapped asunder,
Is riveted firm again
"My Own Green Land" by Nora Pembroke
Not man's brute vengeance, such as rends
What rivets man to man apart,--
God doth not so bring round his ends,
But waits the ripened time, and sends
His mercy to the oppressor's heart.
"On The Death Of Charles Turner Torrey" by James Russell Lowell
There the brave boy sat and Madame Malibran came at last
And with his eyes rivetted on her he sared aghast,
And to hear her sing, Oh! how he did long,
And he wondered if the lady would really sing his song.
"Little Pierre's Song" by William Topaz McGonagall
Nor faithless man, whose burning lust
For gold hath riveted my chain;
Nor other leader can I trust,
But thee, of even the starry train;
For, all the host around thee burning,
Like faithless man, keep turning, turning.
"The Fugitive Slave's Apostrophe To The North Star" by John Pierpont

In news:

If economist Mark Zandi, one of President Obama's faves, is right, American manufacturing power is shifting from Rosie the Riveter to Sammy the Seamstress.
In this riveting special, Downton Abbey Revisited at 7 pm and 8:30 pm Sunday, 9:30 pm Thursday, and.
Riveting story topped Times' list of 2011 news.
So I was riveted this morning when news broke that a rare piece of history related to that film had been uncovered.
Riveting Audra McDonald not the only pleasure in The Gershwins' Porgy and Bess.
Another riveting case for Gabriel Allon.
Daniel Silva has another riveting case featuring art restorer and.
It was bare many of their possessions , but still had some furnishings, books, and a Rosie the Riveter lightswitch.
If if was good enough for Rosie the Riveter back in World War II, it might just work again.
I know he's a Harvard economist, but Niall Ferguson is absolutely riveting.
This is a fun-filled and inspiring production that adds a riveting and innovative dimension to the classic Christmas tale, "A Christmas Carol".
Appearance was an issue - one that led it to replace rivets with structural adhesives in its manufacturing.
Recent news and coverage of Riveting Trends.
It includes your choice of a 3X or 4X rivet gun as well as straight, flush, and offset rivet sets and bucking bars.
Jean-Christophe Valtat's Icky, Riveting 03.
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In science:

HZTool and Rivet: Toolkit and framework for the comparison of simulated final states and data at colliders. hep-ph/0605034 , 2006.
What HERA may provide ?
Rivet is an MC validation tool: it encodes MC equivalents of an increasingly comprehensive set of HEP collider analyses which are useful for testing the physics of MC generators.
THE TOOLS AND MONTE CARLO WORKING GROUP Summary Report from the Les Houches 2009 Workshop on TeV Colliders
Rivet does not itself produce tunings, but provides a standard set of analyses by which to verify the accuracy of a given generator with a given tuning.
THE TOOLS AND MONTE CARLO WORKING GROUP Summary Report from the Les Houches 2009 Workshop on TeV Colliders
Internally, Rivet analyses are based on a comprehensive set of calculational tools called projections, which perform standard computations such as jet algorithms (using FastJet ), event shape tensors, and a variety of other standard tasks.
THE TOOLS AND MONTE CARLO WORKING GROUP Summary Report from the Les Houches 2009 Workshop on TeV Colliders
At the time of writing, the final stage of systematic validation of Rivet for the 1.2.0 release is underway.
THE TOOLS AND MONTE CARLO WORKING GROUP Summary Report from the Les Houches 2009 Workshop on TeV Colliders
The final major stage of development is the upgrade of Rivet’s histogramming and data analysis code, which is currently rather basic.
THE TOOLS AND MONTE CARLO WORKING GROUP Summary Report from the Les Houches 2009 Workshop on TeV Colliders
The upgrade will enable statistically accurate combination of runs, allowing for greater parallelisation of Rivet analyses which require large event statistics.
THE TOOLS AND MONTE CARLO WORKING GROUP Summary Report from the Les Houches 2009 Workshop on TeV Colliders
The Professor system builds on the output of MC validation analyses such as those in Rivet, by optimising generator parameters to achieve the best possible fit to reference data.
THE TOOLS AND MONTE CARLO WORKING GROUP Summary Report from the Les Houches 2009 Workshop on TeV Colliders
In Figures 7(b) and 7(d), similar band constructions are shown, but in this case the same Rivet analysis has been used to simulate the effect of adding 1M events of UE data at 7 TeV into the fit: the size of both error bands is reduced, as expected.
THE TOOLS AND MONTE CARLO WORKING GROUP Summary Report from the Les Houches 2009 Workshop on TeV Colliders
The analyses were carried out using Rivet (see Section 5.).
THE TOOLS AND MONTE CARLO WORKING GROUP Summary Report from the Les Houches 2009 Workshop on TeV Colliders
Local detector inefficiency maps might also be implemented, as well as an improved interface to HepMC that would allow an easy connection to tools like Rivet .
THE TOOLS AND MONTE CARLO WORKING GROUP Summary Report from the Les Houches 2009 Workshop on TeV Colliders
This simple study shows the difficulty in reproducing the generated Z/γ ∗ from only the stable particles, and the precision to which such “boson level” results can for example be implemented in Rivet (see Section 5. and used for generator tuning with Professor .
THE TOOLS AND MONTE CARLO WORKING GROUP Summary Report from the Les Houches 2009 Workshop on TeV Colliders
For validation, the Rivet toolkit is now a mature and complete system, with a large library of prominent benchmark analyses.
Tools for event generator tuning and validation
The Rivet library is a successor to the successful HERA-oriented generator analysis library, HZTool .
Tools for event generator tuning and validation
In addition, users can write their own analyses using the Rivet pro jections without needing to modify the Rivet source, by using Rivet’s plugin system.
Tools for event generator tuning and validation
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