Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913 + 1828)


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Intersperse (Page: 780)

In`ter*sperse" (?), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Interspersed (?); p. pr. & vb. n. Interspersing.] [L. interspersus interspersed; inter between, among + spargere to scatter. See Sparse.]

1. To scatter or set here and there among other things; to insert at intervals; as, to intersperse pictures in a book.

There, interspersed in lawns and op'ning glades, Thin trees arise that shun each other's shades. Pope.

2. To diversify or adorn with things set or scattered at intervals; to place something at intervals in or among; as, to intersperse a book with pictures.

Which space is interspersed with small islands and rock. Cook.