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 for Gib and cotter
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Gib \Gib\, n. [Etymol. uncertain.]
     A piece or slip of metal or wood, notched or otherwise, in a
     machine or structure, to hold other parts in place or bind
     them together, or to afford a bearing surface; -- usually
     held or adjusted by means of a wedge, key, or screw.
     [1913 Webster]
  
     Gib and key, or Gib and cotter (Steam Engine), the fixed
        wedge or gib, and the driving wedge,key, or cotter, used
        for tightening the strap which holds the brasses at the
        end of a connecting rod.
        [1913 Webster]

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