The iron plates are riveted rather than welded.
everyone riveted their eyes on the trick that the magician was performing on stage
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Once the plug was removed for access to the rivets, Spirit AeroSystems employees in Renton completed the repairs.—Mark Walker, New York Times, 6 Feb. 2024 This story has been corrected to note that a Spirit AeroSystems crew, not a Boeing crew, repaired the rivets.—David Koenig, Quartz, 7 Feb. 2024 Records show that the rivets were replaced, but photos obtained from Boeing Co. by the NTSB show that the door panel was put back without bolts in three visible locations.—Samantha Masunaga, Los Angeles Times, 6 Feb. 2024 Additional rivets on the inside were used to attach the plates to the base material (likely leather), and this in turn was sewn onto a fabric finger glove.—Jennifer Ouellette, Ars Technica, 19 Jan. 2024 Arranged in a circle were 18 slices of aluminum skin attached to one another by two rows of rivets.—Andrew Zaleski, Popular Mechanics, 22 June 2023 The request to open the plug came from employees of Spirit AeroSystems, a supplier that makes the body for the 737 Max in Wichita, Kan. After Boeing employees complied, Spirit employees who are based at Boeing’s Renton factory repaired the rivets.—Mark Walker, New York Times, 25 Jan. 2024 Working on behalf of the Norwegian Directorate for Cultural Heritage, the team excavated part of the mound and found large rivets and pieces of wood that were likely once part of a vessel.—Sarah Kuta, Smithsonian Magazine, 27 Dec. 2023 The downside is that the handles' rivets are not flush inside the pot.—Sarah Wharton, Good Housekeeping, 16 Aug. 2023
The show riveted audiences both for its performances by Cherry Jones, Brían F. O’Byrne, Heather Goldenhersh, and Adriane Lenox and for Shanley’s refusal to definitively answer the question of whether Father Flynn had abused that child.—Jim McDermott, Vulture, 2 Feb. 2024 Students on school trips to a Holocaust museum outside Detroit would stand riveted at one stark display: a Nazi officer’s black uniform with a red swastika armband, guns and a whip.—Ralph Blumenthal, New York Times, 26 Jan. 2024 As delicious as Eugénie’s concoctions look, the film’s attention remains riveted on these two people in the kitchen together, pursuing a dream.—Tim Grierson, Los Angeles Times, 7 Feb. 2024 While most women joined the war effort by planting victory gardens or riveting in factories, her mom — proud that one of her ancestors had been part of the colonial Marine force — was determined to become a Marine.—Petula Dvorak, Washington Post, 11 Dec. 2023 The silent color film riveted the Warren Commission, the investigative body appointed by President Lyndon B. Johnson to get to the bottom of the assassination.—Brayden Garcia, Fort Worth Star-Telegram, 26 Jan. 2024 After returning to Britain, Ms. Arrowsmith became riveted by stories about an anti-nuclear activist who planned to sail into the Pacific to try to stop Britain’s first nuclear weapon test in 1957.—Brian Murphy, Washington Post, 4 Oct. 2023 While we were riveted by all of those stories and more, only some made our list of the biggest science events and discoveries this year.—Carlyn Kranking, Smithsonian Magazine, 20 Dec. 2023 Hello, unexpectedly riveting perversion of endless potential.—Inkoo Kang, The New Yorker, 21 Nov. 2023 See More
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Middle English, clinch on a nail, rivet, from Old French, from river to attach, rivet, probably from rive border, edge, bank, from Latin ripa