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Antonyms for interlace

undo, untangle, unscramble, unknot, disentangle, untwist, untwine, uncoil, unfasten, untie, unweave, unravel, unsnarl, unlash, unwind, unbind.

Usage examples for interlace

  1. Hazel grows tall, straight, and is not so bushy as some underwood; the lesser boughs do not interlace or make convenient platforms on which to build nests, and birds do not use it much. – Wild Life in a Southern County by Richard Jefferies
  2. These threads interlace to form a delicate membrane, known as the veil, which closes the gap between the stem and pileus and covers over the young hymenium. – Studies of American Fungi. Mushrooms, Edible, Poisonous, etc. by George Francis Atkinson
  3. And in each pause the story made Upon his violin he played, As an appropriate interlude, Fragments of old Norwegian tunes That bound in one the separate runes, And held the mind in perfect mood, Entwining and encircling all The strange and antiquated rhymes with melodies of olden times; As over some half- ruined wall, Disjointed and about to fall, Fresh woodbines climb and interlace And keep the loosened stones in place. – The Complete Poetical Works of Henry Wadsworth Longfellow by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
  4. In about two weeks, with good management, the plants will fill the pots with roots, which so interlace as to hold the ball of earth compactly together during transportation. – Success With Small Fruits by E. P. Roe
  5. The flames thereon burn brighter; the stripes of fire on the walls disappear and revive, interlace and form mysterious signs from the alphabet vatannan. – Beasts, Men and Gods by Ferdinand Ossendowski
  6. The water spins from the pouted breasts of the beautiful figures in streams that cross and interlace after a fancy trivial and gross; but in the base of the church there is a time- worn Gethsemane, exquisitely affecting in its simple- hearted truth. – Their Silver Wedding Journey by William Dean Howells
  7. The true skin consists of elastic and white fibrous tissue, the bundles of which interlace in every direction. – A Practical Physiology by Albert F. Blaisdell
  8. Such a sight sets a viewless network of emotion, which seems to interlace far back into the ages, all pulsating and stirring. – At Large by Arthur Christopher Benson
  9. He is powerful in routine; but when two routines interlace or overlap, he frequently takes the wrong one. – A Budget of Paradoxes, Volume II (of II) by Augustus de Morgan
  10. These pieces must be arranged so that they will interlace one another; then, by laying hold of the pieces on the right side with one hand, and those on the other side with the other hand, and pulling them from one another, the edges of the wound are brought together without any difficulty. – One Thousand Secrets of Wise and Rich Men Revealed by C. A. Bogardus
  11. Note the large fibers in the ligament, which branch and interlace – A Practical Physiology by Albert F. Blaisdell
  12. For the moment Frances Freeland could do nothing but tremulously interlace her fingers. – The Freelands by John Galsworthy
  13. They mutually interlace and interfere at points, but we cannot unify them completely in our minds. – Pragmatism A New Name for Some Old Ways of Thinking by William James
  14. Much of the carving is alive with all the fancy and imagination of the day,- beasts and monsters, real and mythical animals, masks and contorted human figures and devils interlace on the bells and peer out from the foliage. – Cathedrals of Spain by John A. (John Allyne) Gade
  15. The numerous branches of both these nerves interlace with the superficial veins, and are liable to be cut when these veins are being punctured. – Surgical Anatomy by Joseph Maclise
  16. And to interlace the two would be to necessitate a compromise which would necessarily mar both. – The Inside Story Of The Peace Conference by Emile Joseph Dillon
  17. These are extremely minute vessels that interlace with the nerves and blood- vessels of the skin. – The American Woman's Home by Catherine E. Beecher and Harriet Beecher Stowe

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