interlope

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • v interlope encroach on the rights of others, as in trading without a proper license
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • v. i Interlope To run between parties and intercept without right the advantage that one should gain from the other; to traffic without a proper license; to intrude; to forestall others; to intermeddle.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • interlope To run between parties and intercept the advantage that one should gain from the other; traffic without a proper license; forestall.
    • interlope To obtrude one's self into a business in which one has no right.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • v.i., v.t Interlope to intrude into any matter in which one has no fair concern
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Quotations

  • Joseph Conrad
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    “The East Wind, an interloper in the dominions of Westerly Weather, is an impassive-faced tyrant with a sharp poniard held behind his back for a treacherous stab.”

Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
See Interloper

Usage

In literature:

No sound was heard, and no demonstrations from the interloper were made.
"Our Young Folks at Home and Abroad" by Various
He had a low opinion of the five interlopers who were men of rude speech and democratic independence of manner.
"The Red Hand of Ulster" by George A. Birmingham
Are silk worms interlopers, too?
"Sympathetic Magic" by Paul Cameron Brown
And now began the most terrible siege that interlopers in that primitive world can endure.
"Astounding Stories of Super-Science, August 1930" by Various
Who are you, you infernal interloping vagabonds?
"Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine, Volume 59, No. 364, February 1846" by Various
The Mercutians were interlopers, brutal conquerors.
"Slaves of Mercury" by Nat Schachner
This was their own country where they belonged and where the railroad was the interloper.
"The Shepherd of the North" by Richard Aumerle Maher
It stood there with its eyes glaring, showing its teeth, and threatening unheard-of worryings of the interloper.
"The Vast Abyss" by George Manville Fenn
Yesterday an interloper appeared.
"Under the Maples" by John Burroughs
Among the Basques there were always interlopers, even when St Jean de Luz had been given a share in the monopoly.
"The Founder of New France" by Charles W. Colby
He was alarmed at the Teutonic accent of the interloper.
"The Cup of Fury" by Rupert Hughes
They had out-tricked the French interlopers.
"The "Adventurers of England" on Hudson Bay" by Agnes C. (Agnes Christina) Laut
The red Captain swore a fierce oath, and, grasping a whip, called the interloping dog to come to him.
"The Bright Face of Danger" by Robert Neilson Stephens
An interloper or two now and again is very useful, so as to keep up appearances.
"The Landleaguers" by Anthony Trollope
Furthermore, I had no right to be here; I was an interloper, a prowler!
"Wings of the Wind" by Credo Harris
Clement had taken it into his head that the interloper deprived him of a part of the friendship of his Ivo.
"Black Forest Village Stories" by Berthold Auerbach
In the half second before he lost consciousness, he realized that there had been a second interloper in the radio room.
"The Golden Amazons of Venus" by John Murray Reynolds
He was the clumsy interloper who had come between them and their quarry.
"The Haunters of the Silences" by Charles G. D. Roberts
Why should his own holiday be spoiled for a stranger, an interloper?
"Dorothy on a House Boat" by Evelyn Raymond
Managers have, at present, to take the best they can pick from a host of worse than interlopers.
"Work for Women" by George J. Manson
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In poetry:

The last remains of "Turk" lie here,
Who ne'er was known to shrink, or fear
The face of interloper;
Poor "Turk" was ever, soon or late,
From puppy up to dog's estate,
A foe to thief or loafer.
"An Epitaph On My Dog Turk" by Benjamin Cutler Clark

In news:

Most of the subs tried their best, but I liked my teachers and treated their temporary replacements as interlopers.
WILD Atlantic salmon returning to spawn in the freshwater streams of their birth now face a startling threat: interlopers.
Halley 's as Interloper.
NEW observations of the chemical composition of Halley 's comet suggest that the illustrious traveler through the solar system may be an interloper from deep space, astronomers have reported.
Football Dads Pummel Shirtless, Saggy-Pantsed Interloper on Field At High School Game.
Melynda Price is an associate professor at the University of Kentucky College of Law and blogs at Thoughts of an Ivory Tower Interloper.
All have their little quirks that make interlopers stick out like sore thumbs.
The invasion of the Cuban treefrog is a case study in what happens when an interloper that is a prolific breeder enters a new environment through human commercial activity.
When the Fante reading ends , the interlopers quickly disperse.
The jets intercepted the interloping aircraft and followed it, without incident, until it landed around at approximately 9:50 am where it was greeted by local law enforcement.
As a male, I was clearly an interloper.
Wilson's second novel (after Interloper) is fresh and flawlessly crafted as well as charmingly genuine.
As in The Interloper, the uniformity of the confessional point of view becomes a liability instead of an asset, reducing Wilson's would-be panoramas to a pinprick hint of light.
Feeling like a Hip Hop interloper, I did not want to go.
This reaction did not go appreciated by Park Slope parents, and now, the keepers of the listserv have put a kibosh on any more discussion of the frozen dairy treats and their interloping purveyors.
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In science:

Perhaps one or more of the “high” points is “too high” because of an interloper.
Tracking The Baryon Density From The Big Bang To The Present
Indeed, the hint from Figure 3 is that interlopers may be playing a role in either or both of the LLS.
Tracking The Baryon Density From The Big Bang To The Present
So far, so good, now that the four D/H determinations are more consistent with one another, alleviating the need to invoke interloper contamination.
Tracking The Baryon Density From The Big Bang To The Present
Although the statistical accuracies of these data are high, the dispersion among them in the derived D/H ratio is surprisingly large, suggesting that systematic errors (interlopers?, complex velocity structure?) may effect one or more of these determinations.
Tracking The Baryon Density From The Big Bang To The Present
Verschuur (1969), suggesting that HVCs are Local Group interlopers.
The Infall of Gas onto the Galactic Disk
This work shows that within a projected radius of ∼ 0.7h−1 70 Mpc, the fraction of interlopers (defined as galaxies with physical dista nces beyond R200 ) depends strongly on galaxy colour: ∼ 60 per cent for blue galaxies and only ∼ 10 per cent for red galaxies.
The Evolution of [OII] Emission from Cluster Galaxies
Making a correction for these interlopers reduces our blue (or star– forming) fractions in clusters from ∼ 20 per cent to ∼ 10 per cent.
The Evolution of [OII] Emission from Cluster Galaxies
Moreover, if the fraction of blue interlopers increases with increasing redshift (as expected due to the colour evolution in the field ), this will make the observed trend of f10 with redshift in clusters even weaker.
The Evolution of [OII] Emission from Cluster Galaxies
Future spectroscopic efforts will reveal whether or not these candidates are true low metallicity red subdwarfs and allow us to continue building a sizeable sample of these rare interlopers to the solar neighborhood, very few of which have accurate parallaxes, photometry, and spectral types.
The Solar Neighborhood XV: Discovery of New High Proper Motion Stars with mu >= 0.4"/yr between Declinations -47 degrees and 00 degrees
However, this requires a lot of observing time, and obviously it is still affected by contamination from interlopers.
Cosmological parameters from Galaxy Clusters: an Introduction
The first item on gravitational lensing is bad news − even at redshifts less than 1, one-third to one-half of the structures analyzed have interlopers belonging neither to the intended target nor to the intended lens (Momchesa et al. 2006 on strong lensing and Clow et al. 2006a on weak lensing).
Astrophysics in 2006
Especially for high redshift surveys (z & 4) it is crucial to do spectroscopic follow-up of candidates as high EW interlopers with lower redshift are common.
Understanding Lyman-alpha emitters
These interlopers are very similar in properties to LAEs. - MUSYC is a large project to pin down the properties of z ∼ 3 LAEs by various tests.
Understanding Lyman-alpha emitters
However, the interpretation of galaxy group dynamics can be further complicated by pro jection effects (Ramella et al. 1989), the possible inclusion of interloping galaxies (Robotham et al. 2008) and the direction of group elongation relative to the line of sight (Tovmassian & Plionis 2009).
Statistical Tools for Classifying Galaxy Group Dynamics
Simulations will also allow us to quantify how pro jection and contamination by interloping galaxies affect our measured velocity distributions.
Statistical Tools for Classifying Galaxy Group Dynamics
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