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
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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
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