Do not splice two independent statements by means of a comma.
He then ordered the purser's steward to splice the main-brace.
She could knot and splice, box the compass, and every sailor's weather rhyme was familiar to her.
His last name had a splice in the middle of it—'twas Catesby-Stuart.
At the very time they were making the splice with the shore end, the rain was pouring on the deck.
There 's scarce a snake of any size hasn't an emerald or splice of gold in him.
The day was beautifully calm, so no time was to be lost before making the splice in lat.
Why didn't you splice and bring her along in the first place?
Surgeons decided to splice the severed facial nerve to a nerve in her neck-shoulder muscle.
By jingo, I think he might say ‘splice the main brace’ now, after all this jollification!
1520s, originally a sailors' word, from Middle Dutch splissen "to splice," ultimately from PIE *(s)plei- "to split, splice" (see flint). The Dutch word was borrowed in French as épisser. Used of motion picture film from 1912; of DNA from 1975. Related: Spliced; splicing.
To join together genes or gene fragments or insert them into a cell or other structure, such as a virus, by means of enzymes. In genetic engineering, scientists splice together genetic material to produce new genes or to alter a genetic structure. In messenger RNA, the introns are removed, and exons are spliced together to yield the final messenger RNA that is translated. See also exon, intron.
[1843+; orig US jocular formation from splendid]