As with that earlier book, he rivets the reader to a plot of jarring contradictions.
All longitudinal seams are butt-strapped, inside and outside, and secured by six rows of rivets.
One of my wings has got some of the rivets out of it just above the joint.
Fasten these uprights to the keel with copper nails or rivets.
The workmen made a great noise with their hammers, heading the rivets.
Hal sat on the porch replacing with rivets the torn strap of a stirrup.
All these pieces are tied together with thongs, rivets not being used at all.
If it is cut out of fret-wood the figures are fastened by rivets, as explained in Chapter XV.
The leak was considerable, owing to the number of rivets that were started.
He found in the shed an iron gad, and with that and a stone he drove out the rivets.
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.