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General Crossword Questions for “cement”

  • Join firmly together
  • Stick together — substance used by a builder
  • Material used by builders and dentists
  • Joiner employed in the building industry
  • Bond that puts compiler in the money

Encyclopedia

  • In the most general sense of the word, a cement is a binder, a substance that sets and hardens independently, and can bind other materials together. Hydraulic cements (e.g., Portland cement) harden because of hydration chemical reactions that occur independently of the. — “Cement - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia”, en.wikipedia.org
  • Portland cement (often referred to as OPC, from Ordinary Portland Cement) is the most common type of cement in general use around the world because it is a basic ingredient of concrete, mortar, stucco and most non-specialty grout. Portland cement clinker is a hydraulic material which shall consist. — “Portland cement - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia”, en.wikipedia.org
  • Hot end of medium sized modern cement kiln, showing tyres, rollers and drive gear Over a billion tonnes of cement are made per year, and cement kilns are the heart of this production process: their capacity usually define the capacity of the cement plant. — “Cement kiln - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia”, en.wikipedia.org

Quotations

  • Lupin said: "Oh! there's nothing much about it, except I have not once seen him since his marriage, and he said he was very pleased to see me, and hoped we should be friends. I stood a drink to cement the friendship, and he stood me a new hat–one of his own." — “The Diary of a Nobody” by George Grossmith
  • Tars Tarkas dismounted and examined the enclosure minutely, finally announcing that it belonged to the green men of Warhoon and that the cement was scarcely dry where it had been walled up. — “A Princess of Mars” by Edgar Rice Burroughs
  • I must not forget to mention that in some remote age this wonderful fragment had been broken in two, and rejoined by means of cement and eight long rivets. — “She: A History of Adventure” by H Rider Haggard
  • And the most important force of all–the cement that holds everything together–is their being ashamed of having an opinion of their own. — “The Possessed” by Fyodor Dostoyevsky
  • Pan spies her as she is returning from the hill of Lycæus, and having his head crowned with sharp pine leaves, he utters such words as these;” it remained {for Mercury} to repeat the words, and how that the Nymph, slighting his suit, fled through pathless spots, until she came to the gentle stream of sandy Ladon;[108] and that here, the waters stopping her course, she prayed to her watery sisters, that they would change her; and {how} that Pan, when he was thinking that Syrinx was now caught by him, had seized hold of some reeds of the marsh, instead of the body of the Nymph; and {how}, while he was sighing there, the winds moving amid the reeds had made a murmuring noise, and like one complaining; and {how} that, charmed by this new discovery and the sweetness of the sound, he had said, “This mode of converse with thee shall ever remain with me;” and that accordingly, unequal reeds being stuck together among themselves by a cement of wax, had {since} retained the name of the damsel. — “Metamorphoses” by Ovid
  • I have always thought love the only foundation of happiness in a married state, as it can only produce that high and tender friendship which should always be the cement of this union; and, in my opinion, all those marriages which are contracted from other motives are greatly criminal; they are a profanation of a most holy ceremony, and generally end in disquiet and misery: for surely we may call it a profanation to convert this most sacred institution into a wicked sacrifice to lust or avarice: and what better can be said of those matches to which men are induced merely by the consideration of a beautiful person, or a great fortune? — “Tom Jones” by Henry Fielding

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