Looked at in closeup, it reveals a row of popped rivets, with one rivet still partially stuck in place.
He looked at the thin sheet of metal ringed by rivet holes and he knew instantly what it was his wife had chanced upon.
If a nut or rivet head should happen to fly and be caught in it, the shell would immediately burst.
He struck the rivet such a blow that he snapped one shank of his spur short off.
For their sakes, and to rivet still faster their own fetters, they engage in the most corrupting of all employments—and for what?
This sight seemed to rivet Florent to the ground with surprise.
No man except Moses had ever done more to rivet this truth on the minds and hearts of the people.
We must rivet the attention of the public from the start, he says.
The rivet holes match well and the rivet heads appear to be tight and well formed.
God created him when He drove in one rivet to feel the whole of the ship.
c.1400, from Old French rivet "nail, rivet," from Old French river "to clench, fix, fasten," possibly from Middle Dutch wriven "turn, grind," related to rive (v.). The English word may be directly from Middle Dutch.