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Having regularly arranged, overlapping edges, as roof tiles or fish scales.
v. im·bri·cat·ed, im·bri·cat·ing, im·bri·cates
To overlap in a regular pattern.
To be arranged with regular overlapping edges.

[Latin imbricātus, covered with roof tiles, from imbrex, imbric-, roof tile, from imber, imbr-, rain.]

im′bri·ca′tion n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.imbricated - used especially of leaves or bracts; overlapping or layered as scales or shingles
phytology, botany - the branch of biology that studies plants
rough, unsmooth - having or caused by an irregular surface; "trees with rough bark"; "rough ground"; "rough skin"; "rough blankets"; "his unsmooth face"
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As it flows it takes the forms of sappy leaves or vines, making heaps of pulpy sprays a foot or more in depth, and resembling, as you look down on them, the laciniated, lobed, and imbricated thalluses of some lichens; or you are reminded of coral, of leopard's paws or birds' feet, of brains or lungs or bowels, and excrements of all kinds.
We are living in difficult times, and nobody has a miracle solution to a situation in which several conflicts are imbricated.
Meade, creator of the Irish "New Girl," but focuses especially on the work of George Egerton (Mary Chavelita Dunne), whose own imbricated Irish identity begins in the diaspora and was experienced and defined translocationally.
And it would be a hard sell to suggest that publishing and academia are any less imbricated in the violence of neoliberalism than blogging is.
In her post, Morrison explodes the pre-supposed dialectic of the personal and the professional for academics' lives and in this way leads into the whole conversation of "do what you love" (2) which controversially presumes personal affect imbricated with professional activity.
The places these women imagine imbibe homoeroticism, but not in the Eurocentric constructions and theorizations of that term, but rather in those imbricated in the social linguistics of Caribbean cultural history.
From his early collaboration with Chris Marker on Les Statues meurent aussi (Statues Also Die, 1953), their film about African art, an analysis of French colonialism that was long censored, to his documentary about the Bibliotheque Nationale (1956) and his short about a polystyrene factory (1959), Resnais used film in part to disclose the fascism and racism imbricated in the structures of French society and culture (as critics Edward Dimendberg and Steven Ungar have discussed).
Chen's cultural studies project: to bring together all of these fields through a biopolitical lens that expands beyond the binary of life and death through the concept of "animacy," which Chen defines as the degrees of animateness and inanimateness that govern the hierarchies of all these imbricated ontologies.
Michelangelo's life was so long, his projects--pictorial, sculptural and architectural --on so large a scale, his work so imbricated with the political, religious and social worlds of his day, in which his position was as central as that of an artist could be, that one can read several biographies with little sense of repetition: each writer will select and recompose the elements of Michelangelo's life, art and world differently.
In this study of canonical medieval literary texts, Lawrence Besserman, emeritus professor of English at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, continues an argument for the imbricated nature of the secular and sacred in medieval English culture that also drove his editorial work on Sacred and Secular in Medieval and Early Modern Cultures: New Essays (Palgrave Macmillan, 2006).
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Though religious practices in contemporary Japan may be diffused and diverse, they are nonetheless deeply imbricated in the daily lives (and deaths) of the majority of the population.