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imbricate

[′im·brə·kət]
(biology)
Having overlapping edges, such as scales, or the petals of a flower.

imbricate

To overlap in regular order, as shingling, tiles, etc.
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The ribs, once fine and flexible, became heavy and imbricating so that they could support the thick trunk.
For her, making a slave woman part of her "family" means taking the slave woman's story and imbricating it into her family's narrative.
Imbricating microsamples of recordings by black classical composers (Wendell Logan, Alvin Singleton) with those by composer-performers from creative music practice (Alice Coltrane, Rahsaan Roland Kirk, Art Ensemble of Chicago), this piece foregrounds African American culture's ongoing engagement with histories of the avant-garde and modernist abstraction.