Roget's Thesaurus: Entry 45 (Connecting medium)

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#45. [Connecting medium.] Connection. -- N. vinculum, link; connective, connection; junction &c. 43; bond of union, copula, hyphen, intermedium[obs]; bracket; bridge, stepping-stone, isthmus.

bond, tendon, tendril; fiber; cord, cordage; riband, ribbon, rope, guy, cable, line, halser|, hawser, painter, moorings, wire, chain; string &c. (filament) 205.

fastener, fastening, tie; ligament, ligature; strap; tackle, rigging; standing rigging, running rigging; traces, harness; yoke; band ribband, bandage; brace, roller, fillet; inkle[obs]; with, withe, withy; thong, braid; girder, tiebeam; girth, girdle, cestus[obs], garter, halter, noose, lasso, surcingle, knot, running knot; cabestro [obs][U. S.], cinch [U. S.], lariat, legadero[obs], oxreim[obs]; suspenders.

pin, corking pin, nail, brad, tack, skewer, staple, corrugated fastener; clamp, U-clamp, C-clamp; cramp, cramp iron; ratchet, detent, larigo[obs], pawl; terret[obs], treenail, screw, button, buckle; clasp, hasp, hinge, hank, catch, latch, bolt, latchet[obs], tag; tooth; hook, hook and eye; lock, holdfast[obs], padlock, rivet; anchor, grappling iron, trennel[obs], stake, post.

cement, glue, gum, paste, size, wafer, solder, lute, putty, birdlime, mortar, stucco, plaster, grout; viscum[obs].

shackle, rein &c. (means of restraint) 752; prop &c. (support) 215.

V. bridge over, span; connect &c. 43; hang &c. 214.