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Thursday, November 20, 2003

Definitions for interlard

  1. To insert between; to mix or mingle; especially, to introduce something foreign or irrelevant into; as, "to interlard a conversation with oaths or allusions."

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Citations for interlard
Every night we lined up books on the floor, interlarding mine with his before putting them on the shelves. Anne Fadiman, Ex Libris: Confessions of a Common Reader
At home, she made herself understood in Friulian, but on jaunts with her mother around the village, conversations were interlarded with Italian, German, and Slovenian. Patricia Albers, Shadows, Fire, Snow
Origin of interlard
Interlard comes from Middle French entrelarder, from Old French, from entre, "between" (from Latin inter-) + larder, "to lard," from larde, "lard," from Latin lardum. The original sense of the word, now obsolete, was "to place lard or bacon amongst; to mix, as fat meat with lean."