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fa suh ning

  • n  restraint that attaches to something or holds something in place
  • n  the act of fastening things together
  • v  cause to be firmly attached
  • v  become fixed or fastened
  • v  attach to
  • v  make tight or tighter

  • The skin of the lowly vine is used as a weaving material and for binding (some fastening techniques are borrowed from traditional boat building), while rattan's surprisingly sturdy .
  • With his new arm, he can dress himself (except for fastening his collar button), feed himself, write letters.
  • After fastening his toll ticket between the plaster fingers, he whizzed by the collection station, left both ticket and hand in the grasp of a horrified attendant.
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  • Neelie Kroes in
    EU competition commissioner Neelie Kroes said: "It is unacceptable that the major fastening technology producers colluded for such a long time to maintain artificial price levels and to share customers and markets for products which are used every...
  • Jerry Seinfeld in Los Angeles Times
    You know those gold brads (fastening devices) that you have in scripts - I see them and I can't go on,Seinfeld says, not completely joking. "It's like 'the brads, the brads, don't show me the brads.'"
  • Dannel Malloy in Norwalk Advocate
    There clearly were four-by-fours and other building materials that hadn't been fastened,Malloy said. "They are supposed to be fastening any building materials that could become airborne. That is the obligation of the builder."

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