dovetail with

dovetail with (something)

1. Literally, to fit together with another piece through the use of a dovetail joint. A: "I think that part of the table is supposed to dovetail with this one." B: "No, it doesn't fit."
2. To go along nicely with something. Well, if my schedule ends up dovetailing with yours, maybe we can meet up for lunch after all.
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dovetail with something

1. . Lit. to interlock tightly with something using a dovetail joint. The side of the drawer dovetails with the front of the drawer.
2. Fig. to fit neatly into something. Your story doesn't dovetail with mine very well.
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Or customers can provide Dovetail with a draft assembly with a minimum contiguity of 30 kb, and Dovetail will improve the assembly by anywhere from 2-100X or more.
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I should also point out that my dovetail cutter was designed to make a dovetail with 65 [degrees] edges or angles.
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