interlacing


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in·ter·lace

 (ĭn′tər-lās′)
v. in·ter·laced, in·ter·lac·ing, in·ter·lac·es
v.tr.
1. To connect by or as if by lacing together; interweave.
2. To intersperse; intermix: interlaced the testimony with half-truths.
v.intr.
To intertwine: "As the earth thaws, numberless little streams are formed to overlap and interlace with one another" (Joyce Carol Oates).

in′ter·lace′ment n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.interlacing - linked or locked closely together as by dovetailing
complex - complicated in structure; consisting of interconnected parts; "a complex set of variations based on a simple folk melody"; "a complex mass of diverse laws and customs"
Translations

interlacing

adjverflochten; branches alsoverschlungen
nFlechtwerk nt
References in classic literature ?
He was seated on an old-fashioned oaken chair, wriggling all over with curious carving; and the bottom of which was formed of a stout interlacing of the same elastic stuff of which the wigwam was constructed.
The whole front of it was covered by a large scarlet bignonia and a native multiflora rose, which, entwisting and interlacing, left scarce a vestige of the rough logs to be seen.
High up and out of sight, over the prodigious stage of the court theater is a maze of interlacing water-pipes, so pierced that in case of fire, innumerable little thread-like streams of water can be caused to descend; and in case of need, this discharge can be augmented to a pouring flood.
The sky seems more transparent there, and the sun shines with a strange brilliancy, and a delightful grove of green leafy trees presents itself to the eyes and charms the sight with its verdure, while the ear is soothed by the sweet untutored melody of the countless birds of gay plumage that flit to and fro among the interlacing branches.
Then looking hard, I distinguished through the interlacing network the head and body of the brute I had seen drinking.