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 for Riveted
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Rivet \Riv"et\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Riveted; p. pr. & vb. n.
     1. To fasten with a rivet, or with rivets; as, to rivet two
        pieces of iron.
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     2. To spread out the end or point of, as of a metallic pin,
        rod, or bolt, by beating or pressing, so as to form a sort
        of head.
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     3. Hence, to fasten firmly; to make firm, strong, or
        immovable; as, to rivet friendship or affection.
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              Rivet and nail me where I stand, ye powers!
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              Thus his confidence was riveted and confirmed. --Sir
                                                    W. Scott.
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