Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • transitive verb To insert something foreign into.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • transitive verb obsolete To place lard or bacon amongst; to mix, as fat meat with lean.
  • transitive verb Hence: To insert between; to mix or mingle; especially, to introduce that which is foreign or irrelevant.

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  • verb Bloat or embellish (something) by including (often minor and extraneous) details at regular intervals.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • verb introduce one's writing or speech with certain expressions

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[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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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”.

Examples

  • 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" ...

    SF Tidbits for 2/22/10

  • 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.

    The Sacred Liturgy: The First School of the Faith

  • 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.

    Nothing new in black & white « BuzzMachine

  • 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.

    Letters to his son on The Art of Becoming a Man of the World and a Gentleman

  • The walls dividing continents are breaking down; everywhere European, Asiatic and African will interlard.

    ANC Daily News Briefing

  • The walls dividing continents are breaking down; everywhere European, Asiatic and African will interlard.

    Address at the celebration of the 50th anniversary of the Freedom Charter

  • 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.

    Red Pottage

  • 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?

    A Vindication of the Rights of Woman

  • 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.

    The Evolution of Dodd

  • By vulgarity vulgar Jews mean the reproduction of the Hebrew words with which the poor and the old-fashioned interlard their conversation.

    The Idler Magazine, Volume III., July 1893 An Illustrated Monthly

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  • I made the best answer I could to these speeches, which were followed by many others of the same kind, and interlarded with a thousand bows and scrapes.

    - Lesage, The Adventures of Gil Blas of Santillane, tr. Smollett, bk 1 ch. 16

    September 12, 2008

  • As in "You can find the deep-fried bacon cupcakes recipe on the interlard".

    January 29, 2010

  • HA!

    January 29, 2010

  • I just came here to make the same joke prolagus did 11 months ago. *shakes fist at prolagus*

    December 15, 2010

  • Don Quixote!!

    "Father and son again wondered at Don Quixote's interlarding of sense and nonsense, and at his mania for devoting himself heart and soul to the search for his adventures and misadventures..."

    - tr. John Rutherford, Part II, Ch. XVIII, last paragraph

    April 21, 2014