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  • WordNet 3.6
    • v splice join by interweaving strands "Splice the wires"
    • v splice join together so as to form new genetic combinations "splice genes"
    • v splice join the ends of "splice film"
    • v splice perform a marriage ceremony "The minister married us on Saturday","We were wed the following week","The couple got spliced on Hawaii"
    • n splice joint made by overlapping two ends and joining them together
    • n splice a junction where two things (as paper or film or magnetic tape) have been joined together "the break was due to an imperfect splice"
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Additional illustrations & photos:

5 Spliced for tension 5 Spliced for tension
6 Spliced and Tabled 6 Spliced and Tabled
7 Spliced for cross strain 7 Spliced for cross strain

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Splice A junction or joining made by splicing.
    • Splice To unite in marriage. "He that joineth his virgin in matrimony.""What, therefore, God hath joined together, let not man put asunder."
    • Splice To unite, as spars, timbers, rails, etc., by lapping the two ends together, or by applying a piece which laps upon the two ends, and then binding, or in any way making fast.
    • Splice To unite, as two ropes, or parts of a rope, by a particular manner of interweaving the strands, -- the union being between two ends, or between an end and the body of a rope.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • splice To unite or join together, as two ropes or the parts of a rope by interweaving the strands of the ends; also, to unite or join together by overlapping, as two pieces of timber, metal, or other material. See splice, n.
    • splice To join in marriage; marry.
    • n splice The joining together of two ropes or parts of a rope by interweaving part of the untwisted strands of each, or the union so effected. The short splice is used for a rope where it is not to pass through blocks. The long splice or round splice is made by unlaying the ends of ropes that are to be joined together and following the lay of one rope with a strand of the other until all the strands are used, and then neatly tucking the ends through the strands so that the size of the rope will not be changed. This occupies a great extent of rope, but by the three joinings being fixed at a distance from one another the increase of bulk is diminished, hence it is adapted to run through the sheave-hole of a block, etc. The eye-splice or ring-splice forms a sort of eye or circle at the end of a rope, and is used for splicing in thimbles, etc. See cut under eye-splice.
    • n splice The junction of two pieces of wood or metal by overlapping and bolting or otherwise fastening the ends; a scarf. See cut under scarf, 2.
    • n splice In cricket, that part of the handle of the bat which fits into the blade.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • v.t Splice splīs to unite two ends of a rope by interweaving the strands: to join together two pieces of timber by overlapping
    • n Splice act of splicing: joint made by splicing
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
D. splitsen, splitten,; akin to G. splissen, Sw. splissa, Dan. splisse, and E. split,; -- from the dividing or splitting the ends into separate strands. See Split (v. t.)


In literature:

After that we'll splice together in a better sort o' way.
"The Ocean Waifs" by Mayne Reid
Always use spliced in preference to socketed clubs.
"The Complete Golfer [1905]" by Harry Vardon
With all speed, strands of vine were brought and spliced most carefully.
"Heart of the Blue Ridge" by Waldron Baily
It was a high one, with a slim topmast spliced on with iron bands.
"The Rival Campers Ashore" by Ruel Perley Smith
And, Dave," with a sheepish grin, "I'm a-goin' to git spliced myself.
"David Dunne" by Belle Kanaris Maniates
So all that day the shepherd was splicing, and hammering, and gluing, and bandaging.
"The Monkey That Would Not Kill" by Henry Drummond
But he could neither hew spars, nor paint, nor splice ropes.
"Dr. Sevier" by George W. Cable
Lew remained with him long enough to show him how to strain the wires up and splice them, then he rode off to other work.
"The Night Riders" by Ridgwell Cullum
The fire was quickly extinguished after that and the wiring spliced.
"The Long Voyage" by Carl Richard Jacobi
How can a wire be safely spliced?
"Common Science" by Carleton W. Washburne

In poetry:

The things he couldn`t hammer up
Them things he hammered down;
He sawed the rails and spliced the sails
And done his bizness brown.
"Industrious Carpenter Dan" by Wallace Irwin
They stirred their stumps, they spiked the pumps,
They spliced the mizzen brace;
Aloft and alow they worked, but oh!
The water gained apace.
"A Sailor's Yarn" by James Jeffrey Roche
Then aw bowt her some parkin an spice,
An owt else 'at shoo fancied lukt nice,
Then we tuk a short walk,
An we had a long tawk;
Then aw axt if shoo thowt we should splice.
"Horton Tide" by John Hartley
Where once your green knots sank their splice
Into the tided cord, there goes
The green unraveller,
His scissors oiled, his knife hung loose
To cut the channels at their source
And lay the wet fruits low.
"Where Once The Waters Of Your Face" by Dylan Thomas
But worn't I main happy, and well nigh a crazy,
When I heard her her say "Yes," blushin' sweet as a daisy!
We was axed in the church--no one dared to say nay;
So The Rector he spliced us, one fine soommer day.
"Bedfordshire Ballad - IV" by E W Bowling

In news:

" Splice " is a hybrid that works.
' Splice ' is one bad experiment.
Though Sundance-screened and sporting an upscale cast, writer-director Vincenzo Natali's Splice has a mad science quality.
Basically, genetic splicing is kind of like cooking.
Although vulcanized splicing is preferred in some locations, mechanical splicing has become more popular as it continues to prove its value as a cost-reducing, uptime increasing alternative.
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After he had it spliced they hooked it up between two trucks and gave it a good pull and the splice held.
Scapa splicing tapes are ideal for core starting, butt splicing , and overlap and flying splices .
Splice director Vincenzo Natali talks about earmouse and the uncanny valley.
Unlisted cables need to transition to a listed cable through the use of a splice or termination after entering a building.
How To Watch Tonight's Debate With Actual Foreign Policy Disagreements Spliced In.
Mr Obama's also has charged the Romney campaign with "splicing and dicing" his comments to make the statement look even more offensive to business owners and entrepreneurs.
Scenes from the classic comedy show are spliced together perfectly to make it look like Jerry will stop at nothing to take over the world.
The six or so technicians worked to splice the 144 fibers back together.
The video's an examination of Flo 's upbringing in Carol City, Fla. Flo 's flashbacks are spliced with historical footage of Martin Luther King, Jr, Malcolm X, war footage, and images of 9/11 and Hurricane Katrina.

In science:

The splicing scheme (also written as H-scheme) is a pair σ = (V , R) where V is an alphabet and R ⊆ V ∗#V ∗$V ∗#V ∗ is the set of splicing rules.
A proposal to a generalised splicing with a self assembly approach
Starting from a language, we generate a new language by the iterated application of splicing rules in R.
A proposal to a generalised splicing with a self assembly approach
Splicing language (language generated by splicing) depends upon the class of the language (in the Chomskian hierarchy) to be spliced and the type of the splicing rules to be applied.
A proposal to a generalised splicing with a self assembly approach
The class of splicing language H (F L1 , F L2) is the set of strings generated by taking any two strings from F L1 and splicing them by the strings of F L2 . F L1 and F L2 can be any class of languages in the Chomskian hierarchy.
A proposal to a generalised splicing with a self assembly approach
Detailed investigations on computational power of splicing is found in .
A proposal to a generalised splicing with a self assembly approach