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imbricate

Postby magi » Sat May 27, 2006 3:09 pm

imbricate
adj.

Having regularly arranged, overlapping edges, as roof tiles or fish scales.


v. im·bri·cat·ed, im·bri·cat·ing, im·bri·cates
v. tr.

To overlap in a regular pattern.


v. intr.

To be arranged with regular overlapping edges.
Last edited by magi on Sat May 27, 2006 6:28 pm, edited 1 time in total.
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Postby tcward » Sat May 27, 2006 5:41 pm

Surely this is a noun rather than an adjective.

I should think Imbricate would serve as the verb and adjective forms.

From the Etherington & Roberts Dictionary:

A form of embellishment of a book featuring a pattern consisting of overlapping leaves or scales. The term is also applied to any decorative pattern composed of overlapping elements.


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Postby magi » Sat May 27, 2006 6:30 pm

sorry about that...
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