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Interlock  v. i.  To unite, embrace, communicate with, or flow into, one another; to be connected in one system; to lock into one another; to interlace firmly.

Collaborative International Dictionary of English 0.48

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"Interlock" Quotes from Famous Books

... stands awed in the presence of such overwhelming beauty. Nowhere else does the rhododendron attain such size or luxuriance. There it produces a tall trunk, and towers among the trees; it spreads its branches far and wide until they interlock and form almost impenetrable thickets locally called "hells" where pioneer explorers wandered, lost themselves and perished; it glorifies the loneliest mountain road with superb bouquets of its delicate flowers set among dark, glossy foliage scarcely less attractive. The mountain in ...
— Wild Flowers Worth Knowing • Neltje Blanchan et al

... developed being than a new-born calf. An embryonic appendage, the allantois, used in reptiles and birds for respiration, has here been turned to another purpose. It lays itself against the walls of the uterus, uterine projections interlock with those which it puts forth, and the blood of the mother circulates through a host of capillaries separated from those of the blood system of the embryo only by the thinnest membrane. This is the placenta, developed, in part from the allantois of the embryo, in part from the uterus ...
— The Whence and the Whither of Man • John Mason Tyler

Words linked to "Interlock" :   meshing, organize, snap, lock, squeeze, bosom, ignition interlock, coordinate, take hold, device, interlace, embrace, grab, hug, hold, mesh, organise

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