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one's word is one's bond

Fig. one's statement of agreement is as sound as a posting of a performance bond. Of course, you can trust anything I agree to verbally. My word is my bond. There's no need to get it in writing.
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junk bond

n. a low-rated corporate bond that pays higher interest because of greater risk. (Parallel to junk food.) Don’t put all your money into junk bonds.
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When using suitable natural rubber qualities, ebonite coatings on steel reach bonding strengths of approx.
Compared to the ebonite method, the brass method provides higher temperature resistance and also a stronger initial bonding strength (see figure 3).
Moreover, this bonding technology makes exacting demands on the preparation of the metal surface, from degreasing right through to the final deposition of the brass layer.
The product Megum SK, as an aqueous system at that time trend-setting for adhesives, provided a standard for rubber-to-metal bonding agents for many years.
Consequently, modem bonding systems had to be developed whose requirements can be described as follows:
Normally, modem bonding systems are used as two-coat systems.
The most commonly used rubbers for rubber-to-metal bonding are natural rubber, ethylene propylene diene rubber (EPDM) and styrene butadiene rubber (SBR).
Given the varying structure of the polymer matrix of the bonding agent and the crosslinking system, the cover cements made from the above base materials differ greatly in terms of their mechanical properties.