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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.
See also: dovetail
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22 rimfires, Whose scope dovetails are nominally 3/8" into the same market for these mounts.
6mm) thick steel were wrapped around the telescope tube until they could be screwed into a custom dovetail made by the engineering company to my design.
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Dovetails have been coming back into popularity during the last 15 to 20 years, he said, as consumer interest in quality craftsmanship and high-end, hand-built furniture has grown.
Caption: The same rules apply to front sight Dovetails.
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Front sights require a bit more finesse due to their size, and their shallower dovetails necessitate specialized punches.
Dovetail sights are measured across the points of the sight and the degree of slope from the bottom of the sight up to the top of the angle.
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Proper design of tenons, mortises, dovetails and struts is essential.
To cut a dovetail that fits, you have to measure the sight--even the mass produced ones.
today announced that it has signed a sales and marketing collaboration agreement with Dovetail Systems, Inc.