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Interlocking   /ˈɪntərlˌɑkɪŋ/   Listen

Contact by fitting together.  Synonyms: engagement, mesh, meshing.  "The meshing of gears"
The act of interlocking or meshing.  Synonyms: interlock, mesh, meshing.

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"Interlocking" Quotes from Famous Books

... to be a very dense piece of cover. Above the height of the waist the interlocking branches would absolutely prevent any progress, but by stooping low we could see dimly among the simpler main stems to a distance of perhaps fifteen or twenty feet. This combination at once afforded the wounded lioness plenty of cover in which to hide, plenty of room in which ...
— The Land of Footprints • Stewart Edward White

... rising, a man with the logical mind of a counting clerk might be the answer. Still it was this logical mind which was Grenville's undoing. As British historian Ian Christie notes, "all the various provisions of the years 1763 to 1765 made up a logical, interlocking system. Its one fatal flaw was that it lacked the essential ...
— The Road to Independence: Virginia 1763-1783 • Virginia State Dept. of Education

... with the flag of the UK in the upper hoist-side quadrant and the Anguillan coat of arms centered in the outer half of the flag; the coat of arms depicts three orange dolphins in an interlocking circular design on a white background with ...
— The 2000 CIA World Factbook • United States. Central Intelligence Agency.

... forms before receiving their rich color-decoration of red, green, blue, and gold. The doors and the mimber were framed in geometric patterns with slender intersecting bars forming complicated star-panelling. The voussoirs of arches were cut into curious interlocking forms; doorways and niches were covered with stalactite corbelling, and pavements and wall-incrustations, whether of marble or tiling, combined brilliancy and harmony of color with the perplexing beauty of interlaced star-and-polygon patterns of marvellous ...
— A Text-Book of the History of Architecture - Seventh Edition, revised • Alfred D. F. Hamlin

... or shoulder. When the wood is placed in the water, the beaver propels it to its under-water storage place near its lodge, where—the wood being green and heavy—it is easily secured from floating up and away, by placing a little mud over one end or by interlocking the stick with the rest of the pile. The green wood, however, soon becomes waterlogged and gives no further trouble. Thus, when the lake or river is frozen over, the beaver—for it does not hibernate—may live ...
— The Drama of the Forests - Romance and Adventure • Arthur Heming

Words linked to "Interlocking" :   complex, grab, snap, snatch, contact, striking, catch, impinging

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