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be cast in cement

To be firmly or permanently established; to be unalterable or not subject to change. The healthcare law looks promising, but we'll have to wait until it's cast in cement before we know exactly what it will do.
See also: cast, cement

be set in cement

To be firmly or permanently established; to be unalterable or not subject to change. The healthcare law looks promising, but we'll have to wait until it's set in cement before we know exactly what it will do.
See also: cement, set

set in cement

Firmly or permanently established; not subject to change; unalterable. The healthcare law looks promising, but we'll have to wait until it's set in cement before we know exactly what it will do.
See also: cement, set

set (something) in cement

To establish something firmly or permanently; to make something unalterable or not subject to change. The healthcare law looks promising, but we'll have to wait until Congress sets it in cement before we know exactly what it will do.
See also: cement, set

cement (something) on (something)

To use glue or another strong adhesive substance to fasten two things together. We need to cement this piece back on the vase before mom gets home and discovers it's broken!
See also: cement, on

cement (something) together

To use glue or another strong adhesive substance to fasten two or more things together. We need to cement the handle together before mom gets home and discovers that the vase is broken!
See also: cement, together

cement something on(to) something

 and cement something on
to fasten something onto something with glue or household cement. Cement this handle back onto the cup. Now, cement on the other handle. I will cement it on for you.
See also: cement, on

cement something together

to fasten something together with glue or household cement. Use this stuff to cement the vase together. Will you cement these parts together?
See also: cement, together

in cement

Firmly settled or determined; unalterable. For example, Their policy on taxes was set in cement despite opposition. For a synonym, see cast in stone.
See also: cement

cement city

n. a cemetery. I’m too young to end up in cement city.
See also: cement, city

in cement

Firmly settled or determined; unalterable: The administration's position on taxes was set in cement despite the unfavorable public response.
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With the new cement factory, there are now a total of four operating in the Kingdom.
In a briefing ahead of the stockholders meeting of parent conglomerate Aboitiz Equity Ventures (AEV) yesterday, Aboitiz said this cement expansion program would be pursued partly by taking out factory bottlenecks to produce more cement and partly by building new kilns, referring to the cylindrical machines used for the pyro-processing of cement raw materials.
Asia Cement stated that the deal is subject to the approval from shareholders of Asia Cement (China) and Lanfeng Cement as well as Chinese authorities.
Such second-tier cement producers as Lucky Cement Corp., Hsin Ta Cement Corp.
For instance, those concrete cylinders with the most tricalcium aluminate in their cement incurred structural damage sooner than other samples did.
The accord is structured so that Florida and the Gulf region, areas facing cement shortages, will be able to significantly increase their imports of Mexican cement.
"I am excited about the potential for increasing the use of foundry sand in cement production," Kurtz said.
To prepare a sample cement paste for viewing in the microtomography unit at the ESRF, the appropriate masses of cement (typically 50 g) and water were added to a small plastic beaker.
The patient was explored again, and the ionomeric cement was removed, along with the fascia and middle ear mucosa, and the facial nerve was re-evaluated.
The cement industry fell still faster, with production collapsing 18.7%, to 22.4 million tons.
Edward Kleppinger, a former cement kiln operator, has been compiling information on the industry for several years.
Sandherr said that the long-awaited enactment of the surface transportation and energy bills last week would add to cement demand at a time when construction spending has already risen nine percent from last year, while domestic cement production has barely budged.
In addition to cement, the versatile method has already been applied to zeolite compounds, low alloy steel, and aerospace alloys.
Up to 19% of a cement raw mix may be comprised of silica, which is a chemical component in portland cement, not a filler or an aggregate.
After 5,000 years of concocting cement and concrete recipes largely by trial and error, scientists in Europe, Japan and the United States are coming closer to understanding the fundamental chemistry and physics of cements and are designing concrete materials that will last longer, stand up to environmental forces better and achieve greater strength, flexibility and toughness.