"rivets" in the noun sense
1. stud, rivet
ornament consisting of a circular rounded protuberance (as on a vault or shield or belt)
heavy pin having a head at one end and the other end being hammered flat after being passed through holes in the pieces that are fastened together
"rivets" in the verb sense
1. concentrate, focus, center, centre, pore, rivet
direct one's attention on something
"Please focus on your studies and not on your hobbies"
fasten with a rivet or rivets
hold (someone's attention
"The discovery of the skull riveted the paleontologists"
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