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  • v. Third-person singular simple present indicative form of fasten.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Shrove Tuesday. Also Fastens Tuesday, fasting's-even.


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  • Realism is a hard-worked term, but it may be taken to imply that the overflowing vitality of which poetry is one expression fastens with peculiar eagerness upon the visible and tangible world about us and seeks to convey that zest in words.

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  • In "Mrs. Nixon," the novelist Ann Beattie fastens on that straightforward story and deconstructs it to the ground.

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  • The zipper fastens for security (I have twice had items stolen in flight); the bag will pack flat should you want to pack it on your return (because you had to have that handbag from Prada's Via Montenapoleone store); and because it is soft and pliable, depending upon what you put in it, it will double as a pillow (I know, because I've used mine for this and many other purposes, including a footrest.)

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  • There is a base that fastens to your stock forend and you can simply snap the legs on or off for shooting.

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  • As with painting, so with fiction: The inferior writer fastens words onto his/her "represented objects" rather than making them out of words.

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  • He fastens her leash to her collar; I can hear him leading her out the door.

    Tea Tree

  • Ben DeSot An assistant fastens Ms. Gist's skirt over her crinoline and petticoat.

    How to Dress a Victorian Lady

  • He steps next to Boland and fastens a long cigarette to his mouth.

    The Last of Boland

  • The accompanying faux-leather yellow belt fastens with a metal buckle that opens to reveal another secret compartment.

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  • Dreaming up a wave-like design and a belt that fastens in the front or back, Ms. Im-Propp named the style the "Rise belt bag."

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