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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典


From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Dove·tail, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Dovetailed p. pr. & vb. n. Dovetailing.]
 1. Carp. (a) To cut to a dovetail. (b) To join by means of dovetails.
 2. To fit in or connect strongly, skillfully, or nicely; to fit ingeniously or complexly.
    He put together a piece of joinery so crossly indented and whimsically dovetailed . . . that it was indeed a very curious show.   --Burke.