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Rivet, n.  A metal bolt or pin having a head on one end, inserted through aligned holes in the pieces to be joined and then hammered on the plain end so as to form a second head.  t.v.  riveted, riveting, rivets 1.  To fasten or secure with or as if with a rivet.  2.  To hammer the headless end of so as to form a head and fasten something.  3.  To fasten or secure firmly; fix.  4.  To engross or hold (the attention, for example).

ETYMOLOGY:  Middle English, from Old French river, to attach.

OTHER FORMS:  riveter (noun)

Riveting, adj.  Wholly absorbing or engrossing one's attention; fascinating.

OTHER FORMS:  rivetingly (adverb)

New definition of riveting:

2.  The critics' darling; rave fave of the broad public; potential winner at the Golden Globes, the Oscars, and any film festival one cares to name.

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Saying of which, I'd still like to see Hugo, The Artist, The Help, and I forgot how many other titles now.  Bye, kids!  Have fun at the movies!

Created: Jul 10, 2012


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