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Beyond the hill I cud hear the surf pounding like a riveter in a boiler.

The riveter and his mates occasionally practise the ludicrous.

His place and function are now, for the most part, occupied by the cutter and the clicker, the riveter and the machine-girl.

The normal order of promotion is from labourer to puller-up, from puller-up to riveter, and thence to the position of chargeman.

He took refuge behind Sutton the riveter, whose gun had made such noise that he had heard none of the clamor.

The first day the riveter was employed, the whole camp made excuses to come and listen to it.

But, after the first day or so, Mr. Soaping (name of the gentleman I'm telling you about) I know didn't hear the riveter at all.

And presently a riveter in black cap and faded blue jersey climbed down from the swing overhead, and explained things to us.

The riveter is peculiarly useful for ship and bridge-building work where it is impossible to apply an hydraulic tool.

From an area in the rear, which was lighted by huge flood lights, came the staccato tattoo of a riveter.

WORD ORIGIN

1800, agent noun from rivet (v.).

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