Do not splice two independent statements by means of a comma.
Every knot and splice he mastered in a week or so, and could make them as neatly as I did.
She could knot and splice, box the compass, and every sailor's weather rhyme was familiar to her.
He then ordered the purser's steward to splice the main-brace.
At the very time they were making the splice with the shore end, the rain was pouring on the deck.
His last name had a splice in the middle of it—'twas Catesby-Stuart.
The day was beautifully calm, so no time was to be lost before making the splice in lat.
There 's scarce a snake of any size hasn't an emerald or splice of gold in him.
Surgeons decided to splice the severed facial nerve to a nerve in her neck-shoulder muscle.
Why didn't you splice and bring her along in the first place?
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]