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

  Riveting \Riv"et*ing\, n.
     1. The act of joining with rivets; the act of spreading out
        and clinching the end, as of a rivet, by beating or
        pressing.
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     2. The whole set of rivets, collectively. --Tomlinsin.
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     Butt riveting, riveting in which the ends or edges of
        plates form a butt joint, and are fastened together by
        being riveted to a narrow strip which covers the joint.
  
     Chain riveting, riveting in which the rivets, in two or
        more rows along the seam, are set one behind the other.
  
     Crossed riveting, riveting in which the rivets in one row
        are set opposite the spaces between the rivets in the next
        row.
  
     Double riveting, in lap riveting, two rows of rivets along
        the seam; in butt riveting, four rows, two on each side of
        the joint.
  
     Lap riveting, riveting in which the ends or edges of plates
        overlap and are riveted together.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Rivet \Riv"et\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Riveted; p. pr. & vb. n.
     Riveting.]
     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!
                                                    --Congreve.
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              Thus his confidence was riveted and confirmed. --Sir
                                                    W. Scott.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  riveting
      adj 1: capable of arousing and holding the attention; "a
             fascinating story" [syn: absorbing, engrossing,
             fascinating, gripping, riveting]

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