Definition of intricacy:
exponentiation, engagement, working out, refinement, enlargement, enfolding, elaborateness, participation, elaboration, involution, complication, simple, expansion, ornateness, involvement, amplification, confusion.
- "A Knight Of The Nineteenth Century", E. P. Roe.
This description, it must be understood, gives no adequate idea of the local intricacy of the system, while at the same time it is precisely this intricacy, both vertical and horizontal, that increases the cost and difficulty of making roads, and that has served in the past to keep the inhabitants of these regions apart.- "The Head Hunters of Northern Luzon From Ifugao to Kalinga A Ride Through the Mountains of Northern Luzon With an Appendix on the Independence of the Philippines", Cornelis De Witt Willcox.
This is a happy name for it, its derivation being from " plata," or silver plate, and indicating that architects were attempting to decorate the huge superficial spaces on their churches with the same intricacy and sparkle as the silversmiths were hammering on their ornaments.- "Cathedrals of Spain", John A. (John Allyne) Gade.