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Dovetail   /dˈəvtˌeɪl/   Listen

A mortise joint formed by interlocking tenons and mortises.  Synonym: dovetail joint.

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"Dovetail" Quotes from Famous Books

... order by beginning with a striking incident and then going back to relate the events that led up to it. This method of beginning in medias res is a device well recognized in fiction. In exposition the normal order is to proceed from the known to the unknown, to dovetail the new facts into those already ...
— How To Write Special Feature Articles • Willard Grosvenor Bleyer

... base to the occlusal surface; in most of these cases the occlusal grooves or pits would have to be excavated on account of caries; thus there would be additional opportunity for anchorage. In place of the grooves the cavity may be of the dovetail form. In nearly all proximal cavities in bicuspids and molars, some form of metal shield, or matrix, is of great advantage, as they prevent the tin from crushing or sliding out. By driving the tin firmly against the ...
— Tin Foil and Its Combinations for Filling Teeth • Henry L. Ambler

Words linked to "Dovetail" :   go, mortise joint, dovetail joint, fit, mortise-and-tenon joint

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