unrivet

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unrivet

(ʌnˈrɪvɪt)
vb (tr)
1. (General Engineering) technical to undo or loosen the rivets of
2. to loosen or undo
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That Ladislaw had stayed in Middlemarch nearly two months after he had declared that he was going immediately, was a fact to embitter Sir James's suspicions, or at least to justify his aversion to a "young fellow" whom he represented to himself as slight, volatile, and likely enough to show such recklessness as naturally went along with a position unriveted by family ties or a strict profession.
Although the rape and murder scene is expressed in a radically compressed stream of consciousness that is on the verge of coming unriveted, this countermemory is so violently impressed that it seems unforgettable.
Machine operators know that no holes will go undrilled and unriveted, that the proper fasteners will always be used and that the programs won't try to insert more than one fastener in a hole.