Definitions

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. The act of interlacing, or the state of being interlaced.
  • n. That which is interlaced.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. The act of interlacing, or the state of being interlaced; also, that which is interlaced.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. An interlacing; interweaving; intertwining.

Etymologies

Compare French entrelacement. (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • The opinion that the interlacement is a trade mark is, Mr. Blades points out in his exhaustive “Life,” much strengthened by the discovery of its original use.

    Printers' Marks A Chapter in the History of Typography

  • The centre of the chain swung very near the ground in the middle, and in the loop, as in the rope of a swing, there were seated and grouped, on that particular evening, in exquisite interlacement, two little girls; one about two years and a half old, the other, eighteen months; the younger in the arms of the other.

    Les Miserables

  • Weaving is an interlacement of two elements, warp and weft.

    Warp+Weft+Art = Beauty

  • The structure which is developed by the interlacement of the vessels of the offspring with those of the parent, and by means of which the former is enabled to receive nourishment and to get rid of effete matters, is termed the ‘Placenta.’

    Essays

  • A local description says that it is where “the oasis, desert and Gobi distribute in interlacement.”

    Dulan Junipers and the Silk Road « Climate Audit

  • Look around at the world of life, at the Amazon rainforest with its rich interlacement of lianas, bromeliads, roots and flying buttresses; its army ants and its jaguars, its tapirs and peccaries, treefrogs and parrots.

    The God Delusion

  • At this period of the year, when the trees were dried up by a tropical heat, the forest caught fire instantaneously, in such a manner that the conflagration extended itself both by the trunks of the trees and by their higher branches, whose interlacement favored its progress.

    The Mysterious Island

  • For the interlacement, hindering the dissolution, more and more augments the collision and concussion; so that there is neither mixtion nor adhesion and conglutination, but only a discord and combat, which according to them is called generation.

    Essays and Miscellanies

  • The stems of the trees arose from the clear, still water, in which every interlacement of their boughs was reflected with unequaled purity.

    Eight Hundred Leagues on the Amazon

  • In this weave one series of threads (filling) crosses another series (warp) at right angles, passing over one and under one in regular order, thus forming a simple interlacement of the threads.

    Textiles For Commercial, Industrial, and Domestic Arts Schools; Also Adapted to Those Engaged in Wholesale and Retail Dry Goods, Wool, Cotton, and Dressmaker's Trades

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