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dovetail

  

      n  
1    a wedge-shaped tenon  
2      (Also called)    dovetail joint   a joint containing such tenons  
      vb  
3    tr   to join by means of dovetails  
4    to fit or cause to fit together closely or neatly  
he dovetailed his arguments to the desired conclusion     


dovetail saw  
      n     (Building trades)   a saw similar to a tenon saw but of smaller size  
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dovetail

  

      vb  
1    fit, fit together, interlock, join, link, mortise, tenon, unite  
2    accord, agree, coincide, conform, correspond, harmonize, match, tally  

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