Definitions

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  • v. Simple past tense and past participle of dovetail.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • In heraldry, broken into dovetails, as the edge or bounding line of an ordinary or any division of the field. See ante.

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Examples

  • I thought and thought and studied it and studied it, and noticed that in the original announcement, a RL name dovetailed with an actual RL name on the company website.

    Second Thoughts

  • Consequently, it kind of dovetailed and we kind of spun a bit as the game went on.

    USATODAY.com

  • The company held a "Summer Sizzler" sale, and throughout the fall knocked half off all premium upgrades, such as dovetailed maple drawers, glazing, or distressing.

    StarTribune.com rss feed

  • There are some traditional woodworking joinery concepts that apply, but since all of your cuts are made on a single plane, there are some that don't (such as dovetailed corners).

    MAKE Magazine

  • There are some traditional woodworking joinery concepts that apply, but since all of your cuts are made on a single plane, there are some that don't (such as dovetailed corners). cigar box Arduino lab, I'm designing a mobile prototyping kit.

    Daily DIY

  • "dovetailed" into the organization, be made a means of somewhat relieving the pressure that must be expected to be felt in the attempt to carry out such a course as is outlined below.

    Scientific American Supplement, No. 433, April 19, 1884

  • And as manufacturing became more technologically stable and product lines matured during the postwar boom, suburban growth dovetailed nicely with the pattern of industrial growth.

    How the Crash Will Reshape America

  • Many similar outrages, that dovetailed with the plot of the revolutionists, were given.

    Chapter 22: The Chicago Commune

  • This dovetailed neatly with the other main ex-post-facto "solution" being proposed - vote the Republicans out of office.

    Andy Thayer: How Can We Win in Wisconsin?

  • In an interview with Entertainment Weekly, Ryan Murphy said, Everybody has seen a straight couple losing their virginity, but has anyone dovetailed the gay and straight stories together and given them equal weight?

    Lelia Nebeker: Happy Endings and Gay PDA in Prime Time

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  • Well, there's your problem. No nails needed.

    March 9, 2009

  • I'm having trouble getting the birds to sit still while I nail them together.

    March 9, 2009

  • A means of joining two pieces of wood or a thickness of some other rigid material. The pieces are shaped in such a way that they resemble doves whose rows of tails interlock. (From ArtLex)

    June 4, 2008