fasten on

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • v fasten on adopt "take up new ideas"
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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.”
  • Jean Racine
    Jean Racine
    “It's no longer a warmth hidden in my veins: it's Venus entire and whole fastening on her prey.”

Usage

In literature:

The other men fastened eager eyes on his face, while the women watched in amazement.
"Wanted--7 Fearless Engineers!" by Warner Van Lorne
This tube Eben fastened on to the first faucet on the long pipe between the first two cows.
"Here and Now Story Book" by Lucy Sprague Mitchell
You can sit on my back, and fasten yourself on with your sash.
"Fairy Tales of Hans Christian Andersen" by Hans Christian Andersen
His glance swept the young women and fastened on the man.
"Brand Blotters" by William MacLeod Raine
We young ladies carried gold and silver pins to fasten them on with.
"Continental Monthly, Vol. 4, No 3, September 1863" by Various
The jail sentence and fine Jacobs fastened on him let Wyker down easy.
"Winning the Wilderness" by Margaret Hill McCarter
A livid paleness settled on her face, while her wild black eyes fastened on his features.
"Macaria" by Augusta Jane Evans Wilson
The rafters are nailed in place with one nail each and a stay lath fastened on to hold them in place.
"Shelters, Shacks and Shanties" by D.C. Beard
Around the spools or screws, fasten a pasteboard band, G, on which to wind the wire.
"How Two Boys Made Their Own Electrical Apparatus" by Thomas M. (Thomas Matthew) St. John
Her eyes were for the moment fastened on Denis Malster.
"Too Old for Dolls" by Anthony Mario Ludovici
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In poetry:

In number ten or twelve, or even more,
They fastened me full length upon the floor.
On my face extended flat,
I was walloped with a cat
For listening at the keyhole of a door.
"The Story of Prince Agib" by William Schwenck Gilbert
FASTEN black eyes on me.
I ask nothing of you under the peach trees,
Fasten your black eyes in my gray with the spear of a storm.
The air under the peach blossoms is a haze of pink.
"Spanish" by Carl Sandburg
The gun was shattered and the father wounded,
And fastened on, to hold him in the night,
The grey-faced child was sleeping on the carriage,
Holding his bedtime plaything to him tight.
""The major brought the boy out on the gun;..."" by Konstantin Simonov
The blinding buffets on thine head
On their crowned heads confirm the crown;
Thy scourging dyes their raiment red,
And with thy bands they fasten down
For burial in the blood-bought field
The nations by thy stripes unhealed.
"Before A Crucifix" by Algernon Charles Swinburne
I would burn for a thousand days,
Aziza whom I adore,
Be tortured, slain, in unheard of ways
If you pitied the pain I bore.
You pity! Your bright eyes, fastened on other things,
Are keener to sting my soul, than scorpion stings!
"Prayer" by Laurence Hope
To-night, His frost will fasten on this mud and us,
Shrivelling many hands and puckering foreheads crisp.
The burying-party, picks and shovels in their shaking grasp,
Pause over half-known faces. All their eyes are ice,
But nothing happens.
"Exposure" by Wilfred Owen

In news:

This month we took a drive out to Santa Paula, California where we paid a visit with ARP Fasteners (Automotive Racing Products) ARP has been around for years and their products can be seen on some of today's top built vehicles.
Rodney Sigler, an officer with the College Station Police Department, has put on his blues and fastened a badge to his chest for 22.
We continue with our discussion on the heat treatment of fasteners by offering additional tips for the heat treater.
Boeing's site says a 787 has 40,000 to 50,000 fasteners —a fair number, but 80 percent fewer than the number on the 777, the company says.
At any given time, there are four wing panels being assembled, with two Gemcor machines working on each panel section, installing over 70,000 fasteners per wing set, one at a time.
NEW CASTLE — I decided several years ago to go on a diet, mainly because I couldn't fasten my pants anymore.
McKay then took out a pair of handcuffs that he had on his waistband and tried to fasten them to the parking officer's wrists.
A brochure from Haeger, Inc, Oakdale, CA, catalogs the firm's fastener- insertion equipment—models for nearly every type and size of self-clinching fastener on the market.
Workers from Perez Construction fasten the town clock to its pedestal at the corner of Seventh and Main Streets on Monday morning.
Fastenal's focus on the nuts and bolts of distribution.
The patented Press-N-Slide Button allows super-fast lower jaw adjustment, providing a sure fit on a fastener, tubing, or even flat object.
She simply fastened two see-through plastic protractors on top of one another.
"Back in the day," screw machine shops were easily identifiable: focused primarily on turning of high volumes of parts from relatively simple screws and fasteners to more complex hydraulics and pneumatic valves and bodies.
The auto-feed attachment on the DS325AC and DS340AC corded screwdrivers removes the need for individual loading of fasteners.
00 am, patrol units will be on the lookout for motorists driving without their seatbelts fastened.
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In science:

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
However, this gap has to be sufficient to install all the different services like cooling pipes and fans, electrical power and signal distribution. A fastening system, based on rails which will be fixed by metal inserts, directly inside the composite structure of the ECAL could solve this problem (see Figure 5).
Next Generation CALICE Electromagnetic Calorimeter
Out on the limb a human skull has been fastened by the pirates.
Trigonometry of The Gold-Bug
Throughout this Chapter we shall concentrate on the study of magnetic moments whose physical support (the crystal lattice in magnetic nanoparticles), to which they are linked by the magnetic anisotropy, is fastened in space.
On the Statics and Dynamics of Magneto-Anisotropic Nanoparticles
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