American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- v. To insert something foreign into: interlarded the narrative with witty remarks.
- v. Bloat or embellish (something) by including (often minor and extraneous) details at regular intervals.
GNU Webster's 1913
- v. obsolete To place lard or bacon amongst; to mix, as fat meat with lean.
- v. Hence: To insert between; to mix or mingle; especially, to introduce that which is foreign or irrelevant.
- v. introduce one's writing or speech with certain expressions
- From the literal sense of “to intersperse with alternate layers of lard (and/or other fats)”, existing since Middle English, from French entrelarder, from entre-, “inter-” + larder, “to lard”. (Wiktionary)
- 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). (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“A strange coincidence that Sherwood Smith should use the word "interlard" in his article on info-dumping after my piece on info-dumping was picked up by io9 last week ... and in which I'd written "... the more time the writer has spent researching the details of their world, the more of that research they lard into their story" ...”
“Not seldom, in fact, they interlard their plans and hopes for a revival of the sacred liturgy with principles which compromise this holiest of causes in theory or practice, and sometimes even taint it with errors touching Catholic faith and ascetical doctrine.”
“This was “fisking,” 17th-century-style: a form of argument beloved by bloggers who cut-and-paste something that offends them and then interlard it with commentary.”
“You may sometimes hear some people in good company interlard their discourse with oaths, by way of embellishment, as they think, but you must observe, too, that those who do so are never those who contribute, in any degree, to give that company the denomination of good company.”
“The walls dividing continents are breaking down; everywhere European, Asiatic and African will interlard.”
“I told her that I well knew that to meet the public taste it was necessary to interlard fiction with risqué things in order to make it sell, but that it was my earnest hope she would in future resist this temptation.”
“His imagination may raise the idol of his heart, unblamed, above humanity; and happy would it be for women, if they were only flattered by the men who loved them; I mean, who love the individual, not the sex; but should a grave preacher interlard his discourses with such fooleries?”
“I wonder if it is necessary that I pause here, just an instant, and interlard a remark regarding the scene through which I have just traced "Dodd" Weaver.”
“By vulgarity vulgar Jews mean the reproduction of the Hebrew words with which the poor and the old-fashioned interlard their conversation.”
“Boswell to the status of a mere "reporter" or "authority," to repeat his stories and records of conversation in any language but his own, to interlard them with the comments and reflections of a superior wisdom, seems to us a sort of moral offence as well as an impertinence.”
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