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bindings

(1) See binding post.

(2) A set of programming interfaces (APIs) that allow a particular programming language to interact with a library of routines or classes. See bind and API.
References in classic literature ?
Fiction there was none at all that I can recall, except Poe's 'Tales of the Grotesque and the Arabesque' (I long afflicted myself as to what those words meant, when I might easily have asked and found out) and Bulwer's Last Days of Pompeii, all in the same kind of binding.
She knew that this beloved garden was to be the scene of the binding words that must seal their as yet unworded understanding.
Their owners had evidently come to that spot to make some needful repairs in the stage arrangements, for one of them was engaged in binding together a small gallows with thread, while the other was intent upon fixing a new black wig, with the aid of a small hammer and some tacks, upon the head of the radical neighbour, who had been beaten bald.
Given the first function, the material chosen for bindings is usually something that is hard and durable.
Masters of the craft create new bindings that run the gamut from historical book structures made with traditional materials to modern structures made with 21st century materials, and from basic cloth-case binding to valuable full-leather fine binding.
Spawn's legendary collection of ten thousand pencil rubbings of bindings assisted him in identifying other bindings executed by a particular bookbinder through the recognition of tool patterns.
Improvements in ski bindings, particularly the installation of a pivot point toward the back of the boot and a quick-release mechanism to free the skier's foot during a fall, have led to the decline of skiing-related shin and ankle injuries.
FOOT The Decorated Bindings in Marsh's Library, Dublin.
The traditional telemark skis have cable bindings to allow the heel to lift up, a la cross-country skis, thus allowing the skis to slide forward on the flats, making for easier hill climbing.
In terms of technical equipment, the current crop of skis, boots, and bindings are engineered for comfort, ease, and performance.
A separate document specifies profiles and protocol bindings.