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The application of this bearer in its position will be shown in the chapter on Dovetailing.

For sawing the joint reference may be made to the chapter on Dovetailing.

As to the manner of the dovetailing, it will be readily recalled to recollection.

This is a species of dovetailing the life and opinions of Junius into those of Mr. Paine.

The dovetailing of play and music is at best a perilous proceeding.

Observe that there is no coincidence in the matter, no interlinking or dovetailing of chances.

Dovetailing into these enormous fields were small patches of peasant owners or tenants, all without division or apparent boundary.

But they could shift from parallel coordination to complementary, dovetailing each set of movements to achieve the common purpose.

With our present light, he holds, geological history seems to be a dovetailing together of the two ideas.

An alternative method of dovetailing is that of cutting the dovetails first, as shown at Fig. 283.

WORD ORIGIN

late 16c. (n.), 1650s (v.), from dove (n.) + tail. So called from resemblance of shape in the tenon or mortise of the joints to that of the bird’s tailfeather display. Related: Dovetailed.

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