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tr.v. in·ter·lard·ed, in·ter·lard·ing, in·ter·lards
To insert something foreign into: interlarded the narrative with witty remarks.
[Middle English interlarden, to mix fat into, from Old French entrelarder : entre-, between (from Latin inter-; see inter-) + larder, to lard (from lard, lard; see lard).]
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1. to scatter thickly in or between; intersperse: to interlard one's writing with foreign phrases.
2. to occur frequently in; be scattered in or through: foreign phrases interlard his writings.
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1. to diversify by interspersing or intermixing something striking or contrasting: to interlard one's speech with oaths.
2. (of things) to be intermixed in.
3. Obs. to mix, as fat with lean meat.
[1525–35; earlier enterlard < Middle French entrelarder; see inter-, lard]
in`ter•lar•da′tion, in`ter•lard′ment, n.
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Past participle: interlarded
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|Verb||1.||interlard - introduce one's writing or speech with certain expressions|
interleave - intersperse alternately, as of protective covers for book illustrations
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