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Strengthener   Listen

A device designed to provide additional strength.  Synonym: reinforcement.  "He used gummed reinforcements to hold the page in his notebook"

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"Strengthener" Quotes from Famous Books

... preference in one respect to the latter, because with brothers and sisters "all the evil and good of the earliest years can be gone over again, and every former united pain and pleasure retraced with the fondest recollection: an advantage this, a strengthener of love, in which even the conjugal tie is beneath the fraternal." It was, perhaps, because she was so happy in the love of her brothers and sisters, as well as because she was wedded to literature, that she was content, in spite of her good looks, to ...
— Lectures and Essays • Goldwin Smith

... Hell, and Damnation are preached twice a Sunday after the crops are laid by; and few indeed of the community have the hardihood to withstand conversion. Back of this more formal religion, the Church often stands as a real conserver of morals, a strengthener of family life, and the final authority on ...
— The Souls of Black Folk • W. E. B. Du Bois

Words linked to "Strengthener" :   safety arch, bracing, brace, strengthen, backing, mount, device

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