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dovetailed


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  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Dovetail  \Dove"tail`\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Dovetailed};  p.  pr 
  &  vb  n.  {Dovetailing}.] 
  1.  (Carp.) 
  a  To  cut  to  a  dovetail. 
  b  To  join  by  means  of  dovetails. 
 
  2.  To  fit  in  or  connect  strongly,  skillfully,  or  nicely;  to 
  fit  ingeniously  or  complexly. 
 
  He  put  together  a  piece  of  joinery  so  crossly 
  indented  and  whimsically  dovetailed  .  .  .  that  it 
  was  indeed  a  very  curious  show  --Burke. 




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