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verb tr.: To mix, insert, or intersperse, especially with something extraneous.
From French entrelarder (to interlard), from entre (inter-) + larder (to lard), from Latin laridum (bacon fat). Earliest documented use: 1533.
Originally, to interlard was to mix layers of bacon or fat with other meat. Over time, the term began to be used metaphorically. For example, to interlard a speech with jokes.
“Kodo programmes are sometimes interlarded with Japanese folk music on flute and zither, but this time their show will reflect a return to basics.”
The Kudos of Kodo; The Economist (London, UK); Jan 6, 2018.
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