He was pinned to the cement for his refusal to go along with an arrest for selling loose cigarettes.
They were the pulsating hub that all other industries—steel, oil, cement contractors—served.
I think Bachmann is the current frontrunner in Iowa, and the debate tonight will cement her status.
My favorite threat is that I will be thrown in the River Miljacka, which is at most knee-deep, with my feet bound in cement.
Thus O'Brien continues to cement his image as the good guy and the victim in the late-night imbroglio.
This paste is very strong—in fact, almost as durable as cement.
As the boy ran off, K.'s eye fell on what he had written on the cement.
A finger glass with two holes drilled to pass the wires through, which are imbedded in cement up to the platinum plates.
Then there was a clattering on the cement floor as of a million arrows.
This experience, however, by no means ended the practice, which continued down to the present day of flag and cement.
c.1300, from Old French ciment "cement, mortar, pitch," from Latin cæmenta "stone chips used for making mortar" (singular caementum), from caedere "to cut down, chop, beat, hew, fell, slay" (see -cide). The sense evolution from "small broken stones" to "powdered stones used in construction" took place before the word reached English.
c.1400, from cement (n.) or Old French cimenter. Figurative use from c.1600. Related: Cemented; cementing.
cement ce·ment (sĭ-měnt')
A substance used for filling dental cavities or anchoring crowns, inlays, or other restorations.
A substance that hardens to act as an adhesive; glue.