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ri vuht

  • n  ornament consisting of a circular rounded protuberance (as on a vault or shield or belt)
  • n  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
  • v  direct one's attention on something
  • v  fasten with a rivet or rivets
  • v  hold (someone's attention)
    The discovery of the skull riveted the paleontologists

  • Danny's attention was riveted on the race track, specifically on the horse he had bet on.
  • They discovered later that Mike had flown so hard that 300 rivets from his plane had popped out during his flight.
  • Charles is so fond of vintage cars that he spends months, even years, painstakingly restoring the cars, rivet by rivet to roadworthy condition.
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