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Splicing   /splˈaɪsɪŋ/   Listen

A junction where two things (as paper or film or magnetic tape) have been joined together.  Synonym: splice.

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"Splicing" Quotes from Famous Books

... were sitting in the chart-room in the afternoon, splicing rope for the sounding-line, Peter [32] rushed in shouting, 'A bear! a bear!' I snatched up my rifle and tore out. 'Where is it?' 'There, near the tent, on the starboard side; it came right up to it, and had almost ...
— Farthest North - Being the Record of a Voyage of Exploration of the Ship 'Fram' 1893-1896 • Fridtjof Nansen

... the note of dismay in her tone. He had shipped his oars. They were the only ones that had been provided. He glanced hastily at the oar Mab indicated. It had been broken and roughly spliced together. The wood that had been used for the splicing was rotten, and the friction in the rowlocks had almost worn it through. Merefleet examined it ...
— The Odds - And Other Stories • Ethel M. Dell

... nay. There's something wrong in my head, and it wants fishing or splicing, sir. It won't go. Them blacks has got in it somehow, and I ...
— The Black Bar • George Manville Fenn

... language, as in the case of "belay," and it has happened that the sailor alone has been left to keep them alive. Dr. Johnson seems not to have known the meaning of the verb "to belay" among the other things he did not know but was very violent about. He thought it was a sea-phrase for splicing a rope, just as he supposed "main-sheet" was the largest sail of ...
— Waiting for Daylight • Henry Major Tomlinson

... recollection of him. His mode of proceeding, as he told me, was first to secure the good graces of the crew through the persuasive medium of the pig-tail; then, to learn the name and use of every rope, and of every part of the ship's tackle from stem to stern. He soon acquired the art of splicing and reefing, and was amongst the first to go aloft in a storm, and to lend a hand in taking in topsails. When I arrived in Melbourne at a later period, several of his fellow-passengers spoke to me with praise and wonder, referring to his activity, and readiness to ...
— Successful Exploration Through the Interior of Australia • William John Wills

Words linked to "Splicing" :   junction, conjunction

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