So he hit upon the scheme of concealing lengths of it beneath his cloak and splicing them together after reaching the secret exit.
All over the ship, men were hauling, splicing, and stowing cargo.
Now they were splicing them together, to make it possible to reach the great height.
So all that day the shepherd was splicing, and hammering, and gluing, and bandaging.
By splicing a pair of tent-poles along its sides, it could be converted into a “stretcher” of a superior kind.
For the next hour he worked at his pair of sheets, slicing, twisting, and splicing.
The length varies from 10 to 20 feet, and at the end is a loop formed by turning the strands back and splicing them.
One of Booth's remarks after the splicing was finished is full of suggestion.
This splice does not increase the diameter of the rope, and it is used for splicing a fall or other rope that runs through blocks.
Marston, who sat on the yacht's coaming, splicing a rope, trusted Wyndham far.
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.
splicing splic·ing (splī'sĭng)
The removal of introns and the joining of exons from mRNA precursors. Also called RNA 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]