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  • solder the electrical connections
  • The contract specifies leadless solder.
  • The parts can’t be welded. Join them with silver solder.
  • By the time she had seen him shut off steam with a big shining steel handle, Bobbie knew more about the inside working of an engine than she had ever thought there was to know, and Jim had promised that his second cousin’s wife’s brother should solder the toy engine, or Jim would know the reason why.
    Edith Nesbit  --  The Railway Children

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  • Rockets get too hot for solder, looks like.
    Homer Hickam  --  October Sky
  • An’ about this engine — Jim — ain’t you got ne’er a pal as can use a soldering iron?
    Edith Nesbit  --  The Railway Children
  • ’Tons of it,’ said Father, cheerfully; ’but it’ll want something besides hope — a bit of brazing, say, or some solder, and a new valve.’
    Edith Nesbit  --  The Railway Children
  • But after, we’d been soldered somehow.
    Gayle Forman  --  Where She Went
  • Without sensation in her foot, it felt like trying to dance with a ball of iron soldered to her ankle.
    Marissa Meyer  --  Cinder
  • And I’m allowed to borrow his fifteen-watt soldering gun.
    Holly Goldberg Sloan  --  Counting by 7s

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  • One of the first things they had to learn was how to solder.
    Joshua Davis  --  Spare Parts
  • He charms the druggist’s wife into giving him a broken earphone; he salvages a solenoid from a discarded doorbell, solders it to a resistor, and makes a loudspeaker.
    Anthony Doerr  --  All the Light We Cannot See
  • Now solder them back wrong.
    Corrie Ten Boom  --  The Hiding Place
  • She went to people’s homes and soldered power transistors in their TVs, replaced signal capacitors in old tube-model radios.
    Khaled Hosseini  --  And The Mountains Echoed
  • My daddy took the gold pin off it and soldered it to the box.
    Toni Morrison  --  Song of Solomon
  • I calculated, and rightly, that no one would think of working their way throug4 a pile of apparently untouched foodstuffs, especially as all the top tins were soldered.
    Agatha Christie  --  And Then There Were None
  • The hook was soldered into the staple: a circumstance observed by me when awake, but forgotten.
    Emily Bronte  --  Wuthering Heights
  • From the door, she could see her dad soldering some lead together.
    Nicholas Sparks  --  The Last Song
  • We soldered up the leaden coffin, screwed on the coffin lid, and gathering up our belongings, came away.
    Bram Stoker  --  Dracula
  • He could use a soldering iron and hammer two boards together so that the wood did not split and the nails did not bend.
    Joseph Heller  --  Catch-22
  • He motioned to a long project table strewn with electronic parts, manuals, tools, wires, soldering irons, and other electronic components.
    Dan Brown  --  The Da Vinci Code
  • And not a sign of a solder bead.
    Eoin Colfer  --  Artemis Fowl
  • Halfway through, she’d given up and soldered the fabric together with a hot glue gun.
    Jodi Picoult  --  Nineteen Minutes
  • The jets of steam escaping around the soldered patches began to lose their force.
    Stephen King  --  The Shining
  • Like the tip of a soldering iron.
    Ken Kesey  --  One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest
  • James Ryder, upper-attendant at the hotel, gave his evidence to the effect that he had shown Horner up to the dressing-room of the Countess of Morcar upon the day of the robbery in order that he might solder the second bar of the grate, which was loose.
    Arthur Conan Doyle  --  The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes
  • I’m not going to solder it to your finger.
    Stephenie Meyer  --  Eclipse
  • It was a small cavity under ten feet of water; but I think that I can warrant the pond not to need soldering till they find a worse leak than that.
    Henry David Thoreau  --  Walden
  • Cut to the outside reverse, showing us an irregular bead of solder where the door has been sealed shut Stupid, sure , not a bit literary , but you could do thing, with it.
    Stephen King  --  Misery
  • And if Commander Maury is correct, were one to harness the full warmth of this current, it would supply enough heat to keep molten a river of iron solder as big as the Amazon or the Missouri.
    Jules Verne  --  Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea
  • The combs I made with nails, which I placed head downwards on a sheet of tin about an inch wide; holding the nails in their proper positions I poured solder round their heads to fix them to the tin, which I then folded down on either side of them to keep them perfectly firm.
    Johann Wyss  --  The Swiss Family Robinson
  • Around the rim of the main rod little curlicues and doohingies had been soldered on, later.
    Ray Bradbury  --  Something Wicked This Way Comes
  • ’ Light shines on old man soldering bottom of ash can.
    Betty Smith  --  A Tree Grows in Brooklyn
  • Towards the close of 1815 a man, a stranger, had established himself in the town, and had been inspired with the idea of substituting, in this manufacture, gum-lac for resin, and, for bracelets in particular, slides of sheet-iron simply laid together, for slides of soldered sheet-iron.
    Victor Hugo  --  Les Miserables
  • Then Bors set his hand thereto, if that he might have soldered it again; but it would not be.
    Thomas Malory  --  Le Morte D’Arthur
  • She is eighteen, and he twenty-two, and they are fairly matched, though some knowing ones, who have all the pedigrees in the world by heart, will have it that the family of the fair Quiteria is better than Camacho’s; but no one minds that now-a-days, for wealth can solder a great many flaws.
    Miguel de Cervantes  --  Don Quixote
  • Or he sat absorbed for a moment, soldering.
    D.H. Lawrence  --  Sons and Lovers
  • We didn’t cook none of the pies in the wash-pan—afraid the solder would melt; but Uncle Silas he had a noble brass warming-pan which he thought considerable of, because it belonged to one of his ancesters with a long wooden handle that come over from England with William the Conqueror in the Mayflower or one of them early ships and was hid away up garret with a lot of other old pots and things that was valuable, not on account of being any account, because they warn’t, but on account…
    Mark Twain  --  The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn
  • In this case the proper resistors have been clipped off, and new ones soldered on.
    Tom Clancy  --  The Hunt for Red October
  • These and twenty other cries broke out at once! and almost before the poor little victim could draw a breath he was crowned with a tin basin, robed in a tattered blanket, throned upon a barrel, and sceptred with the tinker’s soldering-iron.
    Mark Twain  --  The Prince and The Pauper
  • The only thing he succeeded in doing was to unearth a suit of fifteenth-century armor which had all of its pieces soldered together with rust and inside of which there was the hollow resonance of an enormous stone-filled gourd.
    Gabriel Garcia Marquez  --  One Hundred Years of Solitude
  • At last, when the three lids had been planed down, nailed, soldered, it was placed outside in front of the door; the house was thrown open, and the people of Yonville began to flock round.
    Gustave Flaubert  --  Madame Bovary
  • In the meantime, the actors had obeyed his injunction, and the public, seeing that they were beginning to speak again, began once more to listen, not without having lost many beauties in the sort of soldered joint which was formed between the two portions of the piece thus abruptly cut short.
    Victor Hugo  --  The Hunchback of Notre Dame
  • The first soldering at a radiator shop, plugging holes mostly, the other as a cook at a Chinese restaurant.
    Junot Diaz  --  Drown
  • Wars ’twixt you twain would be As if the world should cleave, and that slain men Should solder up the rift.
    William Shakespeare  --  Antony and Cleopatra
  • That day a Mrs. Hector Fraser took a broken silver cream jug to the jeweller’s to have the handle silver-soldered.
    Nevil Shute  --  On the Beach
  • One part of his dress only remains, but it is too remarkable to be suppressed; it was a brass ring, resembling a dog’s collar, but without any opening, and soldered fast round his neck, so loose as to form no impediment to his breathing, yet so tight as to be incapable of being removed, excepting by the use of the file.
    Sir Walter Scott  --  Ivanhoe
  • Bjornstam could do anything with his hands—solder a pan, weld an automobile spring, soothe a frightened filly, tinker a clock, carve a Gloucester schooner which magically went into a bottle.
    Sinclair Lewis  --  Main Street
  • Great uncle on my mother’s side, mother’s side, I said, got killed on a horse and it never singed a hair on that horse and it killed him graveyard dead they had to cut his belt off him where it welded the buckle shut and I got a cousin aint but four years oldern me was struck down in his own yard comin from the barn and it paralyzed him all down one side and melted the fillins in his teeth and soldered his jaw shut.
    Cormac McCarthy  --  All the Pretty Horses
  • Out of a large fruit-jar and a soldered pipe Martin made his apparatus.
    Sinclair Lewis  --  Arrowsmith
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