Dovetailed
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. [1913 Webster]

2. To fit in or connect strongly, skillfully, or nicely; to fit ingeniously or complexly. [1913 Webster]

He put together a piece of joinery so crossly indented and whimsically dovetailed . . . that it was indeed a very curious show. --Burke. [1913 Webster]


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  • Dovetailing — 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. [1913 Webster] 2. To fit in or connect strongly, skillfully, or nicely; to fit… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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