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

  Fastening \Fas"ten*ing\, n.
     Anything that binds and makes fast, as a lock, catch, bolt,
     bar, buckle, etc.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Fasten \Fas"ten\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Fastened; p. pr. & vb.
     n. Fastening.] [AS. f[ae]stnian; akin to OHG. festin[=o]n.
     See Fast, a.]
     1. To fix firmly; to make fast; to secure, as by a knot,
        lock, bolt, etc.; as, to fasten a chain to the feet; to
        fasten a door or window.
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     2. To cause to hold together or to something else; to attach
        or unite firmly; to cause to cleave to something, or to
        cleave together, by any means; as, to fasten boards
        together with nails or cords; to fasten anything in our
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              The words Whig and Tory have been pressed to the
              service of many successions of parties, with very
              different ideas fastened to them.     --Swift.
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     3. To cause to take close effect; to make to tell; to lay on;
        as, to fasten a blow. [Obs.] --Dryden.
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              If I can fasten but one cup upon him. --Shak.
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     To fasten a charge upon or To fasten a crime upon, to
        make his guilt certain, or so probable as to be generally
     To fasten one's eyes upon, to look upon steadily without
        cessation. --Acts iii. 4.
     Syn: To fix; cement; stick; link; affix; annex.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      n 1: restraint that attaches to something or holds something in
           place [syn: fastener, fastening, holdfast, fixing]
      2: the act of fastening things together [syn: fastening,

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