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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Fasten \Fas"ten\, verb (used with an object) [imp. & p. p. {Fastened}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Fastening}.] [AS. f[ae]stnian; akin to OHG. festin[=o]n. See {Fast}, adjective]

1. To fix firmly; to make fast; to secure, as by a knot, lock, bolt, etc.; as, to fasten a chain to the feet; to fasten a door or window.

2. To cause to hold together or to something else; to attach or unite firmly; to cause to cleave to something, or to cleave together, by any means; as, to fasten boards together with nails or cords; to fasten anything in our thoughts.

The words Whig and Tory have been pressed to the service of many successions of parties, with very different ideas fastened to them. --Swift.

3. To cause to take close effect; to make to tell; to lay on; as, to fasten a blow. [Obs.] --Dryden.

If I can fasten but one cup upon him. --Shak.

{To fasten a charge upon} or {To fasten a crime upon}, to make his guilt certain, or so probable as to be generally believed.

{To fasten one's eyes upon}, to look upon steadily without cessation. --Acts iii. 4.

Syn: To fix; cement; stick; link; affix; annex.

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Fastening \Fas"ten*ing\, noun Anything that binds and makes fast, as a lock, catch, bolt, bar, buckle, etc.

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:

fastening

noun

1: restraint that attaches to something or holds something in place [syn: {fastener}, {fastening}, {holdfast}, {fixing}]

2: the act of fastening things together [syn: {fastening}, {attachment}]


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This is a Thumbnail of the particularly interesting partial SCREENSHOT above. The really fine print is not legible, but if it's slightly oversized, it can be read in the thumbnail. Generally, in the thumbnail, you can't read the fine print. In the fine print I say that I'm using all of these copyrighted and trademarked seals and logos and images without the permission of the intellectual property owners. I am stating that these parties are not endorsing my website and that I am not related to them in any capacity. I state that my ideas and suggestions might affect them or might be related to their industries or areas of interests and that I am addressing these parties and institutions.

I allow commentary on the home page and variants of "Cool." I may not stay with DISQUS but right now it suits me - at least in these places.

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