Interlard
Interlard In`ter*lard", v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Interlarded}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Interlarding}.] [F. entrelarder. See {Inter-}, and {Lard}.] [1913 Webster] 1. To place lard or bacon amongst; to mix, as fat meat with lean. [Obs.] [1913 Webster]

Whose grain doth rise in flakes, with fatness interlarded. --Drayton. [1913 Webster]

2. Hence: To insert between; to mix or mingle; especially, to introduce that which is foreign or irrelevant; as, to interlard a conversation with oaths or allusions. [1913 Webster]

The English laws . . . [were] mingled and interlarded with many particular laws of their own. --Sir M. Hale. [1913 Webster]

They interlard their native drinks with choice Of strongest brandy. --J. Philips. [1913 Webster]


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  • interlard — [in΄tərlärd′] vt. [MFr entrelarder: see INTER & LARD] 1. Obs. to insert strips or pieces of fat, bacon, etc. in (meat to be cooked) 2. to intersperse; diversify [to interlard a lecture with quotations] 3. a) to mix together …   English World dictionary

  • interlard — index commingle, desegregate, intersperse Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • interlard — (v.) early 15c., to mix with alternate layers of fat (before cooking), from M.Fr. entrelarder, from entre between (see INTER (Cf. inter )) + larder to lard, from O.Fr. lard bacon fat (see LARD (Cf. lard) (n.)). Figurative sense of diversify with… …   Etymology dictionary

  • interlard — v. (formal) (d; tr.) to interlard with (to interlard a speech with local expressions) * * * [ˌɪntə lɑːd] (formal) (d; tr.) to interlard with (to interlard a speech with local expressions) …   Combinatory dictionary

  • interlard — interlardation, interlardment, n. /in teuhr lahrd /, v.t. 1. to diversify by adding or interjecting something unique, striking, or contrasting (usually fol. by with): to interlard one s speech with oaths. 2. (of things) to be intermixed in. 3.… …   Universalium

  • interlard — verb (interlard something with) intersperse or embellish something with (different material). Origin ME (in the sense mix with alternate layers of fat ): from Fr. entrelarder, from entre between + larder to lard …   English new terms dictionary

  • interlard — in•ter•lard [[t]ˌɪn tərˈlɑrd[/t]] v. t. 1) to diversify by interspersing or intermixing something striking or contrasting: to interlard one s speech with oaths[/ex] 2) (of things) to be intermixed in 3) Obs. to mix, as fat with lean meat •… …   From formal English to slang

  • interlard — /ɪntəˈlad/ (say intuh lahd) verb (t) 1. (of things) to be intermixed in. –phrase 2. interlard with, to diversify with (something intermixed or interjected); intersperse with: *interlarding their normal speech with the grossest insults –david… …   Australian English dictionary

  • interlard — transitive verb Etymology: Middle French entrelarder, from Old French, from entre inter + larder to lard, from lard, noun Date: circa 1587 to vary by intermixture ; intersperse, interlace …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • interlard — verb /ˌɪntəˈlɑːd/ Bloat or embellish (something) by including (often minor and extraneous) details at regular intervals. Syn: interweave …   Wiktionary

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