interlard

EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From the literal sense of “to intersperse with alternate layers of lard (and/or other fats)”, existing since Middle English, from Middle French entrelarder, from entre-, “inter-” + larder, “to lard”.[1]

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VerbEdit

interlard (third-person singular simple present interlards, present participle interlarding, simple past and past participle interlarded)

  1. Bloat or embellish (something) by including (often minor and extraneous) details at regular intervals.
    • 1887, Theodor Eimer, Specialization in Science
      The German student appears only too often to think that he must present his subject in the most difficult phraseology, excessively interlarded with strange words, as if he purposely would permit a glance into the treasures of his science and his knowledge only to an extremely narrow circle.

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ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ The Concise Oxford English Dictionary [Eleventh Edition]
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