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rivet the eyes on

To stare or gape at something. Often used as an imperative. Rivet the eyes on this—my first A in Chemistry!
See also: eye, on, rivet

rivet (one's) attention (on someone or something)

1. To capture and hold one's attention completely. The astonishing magic trick riveted the audience's attention. The film riveted my attention from beginning to end.
2. To focus one's attention completely and continuously (on someone or something). I riveted my attention on the television as the final seconds of the game ticked away. I don't think I could handle celebrity. Having thousands of people rivet their attention on me every day sounds like a nightmare.
See also: attention, rivet, someone

rivet (one's) gaze (on someone or something)

1. To capture and hold one's gaze or attention completely and for an extended period of time (on someone or something). The magician riveted our gaze on the mysterious box, as we waited with bated breath to see what would emerge. The film riveted my gaze from beginning to end.
2. To focus one's gaze or attention completely and continuously (on someone or something). I riveted my gaze on the television as the final seconds of the game ticked away. I don't think I could handle celebrity. Having thousands of people rivet their gaze on me every day sounds like a nightmare.
See also: gaze, rivet, someone

rivet (one's) eyes on (someone or something)

To focus one's gaze or attention completely and continuously on someone or something. I riveted my eyes on the television as the final seconds of the game ticked away. I don't think I could handle celebrity. Having thousands of people rivet their eyes on me every day sounds like a nightmare.
See also: eye, on, rivet

rivet (something) onto (something)

To attach or fasten something very securely to something else, with or as with rivets. We'll need to rivet a new handle onto the door as soon as possible. They riveted a makeshift ladder onto the side of the house.
See also: rivet

rivet on (someone or something)

1. To attach or fasten something very securely to something else, with or as with rivets. A noun or pronoun can be used between "rivet" and "on." We'll need to rivet on a new handle before we'll be able to use this door. They riveted a makeshift ladder on the side of the house.
2. To focus one's attention or gaze on someone or something else. A noun or pronoun is used between "rivet" and "on." I riveted my gaze on the television as the final seconds of the game ticked away. I don't think I could handle celebrity. Having thousands of people rivet their attention on me every day sounds like a nightmare. As I stood atop the Empire State Building, my eyes were riveted on the tiny specks of people on the ground below.
See also: on, rivet

rivet (something) to (someone or something)

1. To attach or fasten something very securely to something else, with or as with rivets. A noun or pronoun can be used between "rivet" and "to." We'll need to rivet a new handle to the door as soon as possible. They riveted a makeshift ladder to the side of the house.
2. To focus one's attention or gaze on someone or something else. A noun or pronoun is used between "rivet" and "to." I riveted my gaze on the television as the final seconds of the game ticked away. I don't think I could handle celebrity. Having thousands of people rivet their attention on me every day sounds like a nightmare. As I stood atop the Empire State Building, my eyes were riveted to the tiny specks of people on the ground below.
See also: rivet
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This paper discusses those efforts and also the technical challenges associated with high speed riveting and how they were overcome.
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The death-knell for riveting was sounded in 1920 when Cammell Laird launched the Fullagar, the world's first all-welded steel ship.
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Since the early 1930s when automation was first applied to impact-type riveting, we have seen the evolution of additional riveting processes like the radial and orbital methods, which have greatly improved the precision of riveting and given the user additional capability by permitting them to match the machine to the application.
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For this type of riveting, you need access to both sides of the workpiece and a solid surface to hammer against.
It is particularly suited for use where it is difficult or impossible to use hand tools, such as wrenches, or riveting tools.
The Boeing Commercial Airplace Group, Wichita Div, is taking delivery of the first of two DNC/CND C-frame riveting machine cells with positioners from Broetje-Automation GmbH of Rastede, Germany.