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Take a picture of the interstices of the network.
  a small space between two things (such as atoms or organs of the body)
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  • Take a picture of the interstices of the network.
  • There was a huge split rock on the shore near the head of the bay, and George shot through the narrow interstice, swerved so abruptly that sand and stones flew from under his feet, then circled sharply back around the rock just in time to catch Angeline broadside-on.
    Farley Mowat  --  Never Cry Wolf
  • Through the interstices, so to speak, of this tapestry of noise I heard two people in the next room making whoopee—the old man’s archaic term for fornication.
    William Styron  --  Sophie’s Choice
  • Soon he was teaching me how to lay down the red on white ground for gilding: always a little of the gold rubbed down at the point where the hand would naturally touch, then a little dark wash with lampblack rubbed in interstices and backing.
    Donna Tartt  --  The Goldfinch

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  • Dantes struck with the sharp end of his pickaxe, which entered someway between the interstices.
    Alexandre Dumas  --  The Count of Monte Cristo
  • Take what pleasure you can in the interstices of your work, but your work is first, learning is first, winning is everything because without it there is nothing.
    Orson Scott Card  --  Ender’s Game
  • We all looked on with horrified amazement as we saw, when he stood back, the woman, with a corporeal body as real at that moment as our own, pass through the interstice where scarce a knife blade could have gone.
    Bram Stoker  --  Dracula
  • Our brother Darl in a cage in Jackson where, his grimed hands lying light in the quiet interstices, looking out he foams.
    William Faulkner  --  As I Lay Dying
  • Oil white paper, fill up the interstices between the particles with oil so that there is no longer refraction or reflection except at the surfaces, and it becomes as transparent as glass.
    H.G. Wells  --  The Invisible Man
  • ’Closing his jaws and forcing out, through the interstices of the whalebone, the water which he has taken with his prey, he retains the captured animals, and swallows them at his leisure.
    Johann Wyss  --  The Swiss Family Robinson

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  • So long as I travelled at a high velocity through time, this scarcely mattered; I was, so to speak, attenuated—was slipping like a vapour through the interstices of intervening substances!
    H.G. Wells  --  The Time Machine
  • I bored three rows of holes, one above another; then I bored out the interstices between.
    Harriet Jacobs  --  Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl
  • The gray, padded car roof closed over my head like the roof of a prison van, and the white, shining, identical clapboard houses with their interstices of well-groomed green proceeded past, one bar after another in a large but escape-proof cage.
    Sylvia Plath  --  The Bell Jar
  • He caught a glimpse of her through the interstices of raspberry canes before she emerged in front of her porch with one hand knotting her hair at her neck and the bucket dangling from the other.
    David Guterson  --  Snow Falling on Cedars
  • During this passage, Felton related everything to Milady—how, instead of going to London, he had chartered the little vessel; how he had returned; how he had scaled the wall by fastening cramps in the interstices of the stones, as he ascended, to give him foothold; and how, when he had reached the bars, he fastened his ladder.
    Alexandre Dumas  --  The Three Musketeers
  • On land, meridional, a bispherical moon, revealed in imperfect varying phases of lunation through the posterior interstice of the imperfectly occluded skirt of a carnose negligent perambulating female, a pillar of the cloud by day.
    James Joyce  --  Ulysses
  • From time to time, if some soldier, an officer or representative of the people, chanced to traverse the deserted highway, a faint, sharp whistle was heard, and the passer-by fell dead or wounded, or, if he escaped the bullet, sometimes a biscaien was seen to ensconce itself in some closed shutter, in the interstice between two blocks of stone, or in the plaster of a wall.
    Victor Hugo  --  Les Miserables
  • But he gave out his own thoughts, likewise, with an airy and fanciful glow; so that they glistened, as it were, through the arbor, and made their escape among the interstices of the foliage.
    Nathaniel Hawthorne  --  The House of the Seven Gables
  • He pulled his straw hat over his face, and peered through the interstices of the plaiting at the white brightness, vaguely reflecting.
    Thomas Hardy  --  Jude the Obscure
  • When the enamelled basin had been fitted into the well of the sink and the old washing glove flung on the side of it he allowed his mother to scrub his neck and root into the folds of his ears and into the interstices at the wings of his nose.
    James Joyce  --  A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man
  • On this was printed a picture of a pretty girl, holding a striped parasol, the colors of which could be changed by means of a revolving disk in the back, which showed red, yellow, green, and blue through little interstices made in the ground occupied by the umbrella top.
    Theodore Dreiser  --  Sister Carrie
  • He mounted the third pile of wealth and began operating, adopting the plan of sloping the upper sheaves one over the other; and, in addition, filling the interstices with the material of some untied sheaves.
    Thomas Hardy  --  Far from the Madding Crowd
  • "Radhakrishna Radhakrishna Radhakrishna Radhakrishna Krishnaradha," went the chant, then suddenly changed, and in the interstice he heard, almost certainly, the syllables of salvation that had sounded during his trial at Chandrapore.
    E.M. Forster  --  A Passage to India
  • When the bell was rung, a head appeared between the interstices of the dining-room shutters, and the door was opened by a man in drab breeches and gaiters, with a dirty old coat, a foul old neckcloth lashed round his bristly neck, a shining bald head, a leering red face, a pair of twinkling grey eyes, and a mouth perpetually on the grin.
    William Makepeace Thackeray  --  Vanity Fair
  • The tall window was open, and though its green shutters were partly drawn the bright air of the garden had come in through a broad interstice and filled the room with warmth and perfume.
    Henry James  --  The Portrait of a Lady - Volumes 1 & 2
  • No hole, no interstice.
    Jules Verne  --  A Journey to the Center of the Earth
  • Packed in the changing interstices were broken images, half-symbols, partial references… The ionized nuclei of thought.
    Alfred Bester  --  The Demolished Man
  • The tall window was open, and though its green shutters were partly drawn the bright air of the garden had come in through a broad interstice and filled the room with warmth and perfume.
    Henry James  --  The Portrait of a Lady - Volume 2
  • The skin roof, stretched tightly as a drumhead, I had thought, sagged and bellied with every gust; and innumerable interstices in the walls, not so tightly stuffed with moss as Maud had supposed, disclosed themselves.
    Jack London  --  Sea Wolf
  • From the very first time he had undressed Amanda, fumbling his way in the darkness, tangled in the rags of her existentialist disguise, trembling with anticipation as he felt the protuberances and interstices that he had so often imagined without ever knowing them in all their splendid nakedness, he had assumed that she had sufficient experience to avoid making him a father at twenty-one and herself an unwed mother at twenty-five.
    Isabel Allende  --  The House of Spirits
  • My Days I sing, and the Lands—with interstice I knew of hapless War.
    Walt Whitman  --  Leaves of Grass
  • As he had often done before, he pulled his hat over his face and watched the sun peering insidiously at him through the interstices of the straw.
    Thomas Hardy  --  Jude the Obscure
  • The woods were lit with lanterns, and far below in the bay, through the interstices of trees, she could make out the deck lights of moored pleasure boats.
    David Guterson  --  Snow Falling on Cedars
  • He went to the south window, threw it up, and leaning out stared down on the network of windows, beaded gas-lamps and shops, with its black interstices of roof and yard that made up the town at night.
    H.G. Wells  --  The Invisible Man
  • The interstices were filled up with clay and moss; and coating the whole over with a mixture of tar and lime-water, we obtained a firm balcony, and a capital roof impervious to the severest fall of rain.
    Johann Wyss  --  The Swiss Family Robinson
  • The notes flew forth with the usual blind obtuseness of inanimate things—flapping and rebounding among walls, undulating against the scattered clouds, spreading through their interstices into unexplored miles of space.
    Thomas Hardy  --  Far from the Madding Crowd
  • I went and peered out through their interstices.
    H.G. Wells  --  The Invisible Man
  • True, the planks were not so closely adjusted but that a hasty peep might be obtained through their interstices; but the strict decorum and rigid propriety of the inhabitants of the house left no grounds for apprehending that advantage would be taken of that circumstance.
    Alexandre Dumas  --  The Count of Monte Cristo
  • But instead of the darkness, and the thick and mephitic atmosphere he had expected to find, Dantes saw a dim and bluish light, which, as well as the air, entered, not merely by the aperture he had just formed, but by the interstices and crevices of the rock which were visible from without, and through which he could distinguish the blue sky and the waving branches of the evergreen oaks, and the tendrils of the creepers that grew from the rocks.
    Alexandre Dumas  --  The Count of Monte Cristo
  • A Glimpse A glimpse through an interstice caught, Of a crowd of workmen and drivers in a bar-room around the stove late of a winter night, and I unremark’d seated in a corner, Of a youth who loves me and whom I love, silently approaching and seating himself near, that he may hold me by the hand, A long while amid the noises of coming and going, of drinking and oath and smutty jest, There we two, content, happy in being together, speaking little, perhaps not a word.
    Walt Whitman  --  Leaves of Grass
  • Theirs was that substantial affection which arises (if any arises at all) when the two who are thrown together begin first by knowing the rougher sides of each other’s character, and not the best till further on, the romance growing up in the interstices of a mass of hard prosaic reality.
    Thomas Hardy  --  Far from the Madding Crowd
  • …it had been taken, and then carefully trod down the earth to give it everywhere a uniform appearance; then, quitting the grotto, he replaced the stone, heaping on it broken masses of rocks and rough fragments of crumbling granite, filling the interstices with earth, into which he deftly inserted rapidly growing plants, such as the wild myrtle and flowering thorn, then carefully watering these new plantations, he scrupulously effaced every trace of footsteps, leaving the approach to the…
    Alexandre Dumas  --  The Count of Monte Cristo
  • …no matter how unlikely, where males unlimbered their joints) and with delight gazed once again at the smoke-stained but still vivid caricature on the wall: companion-piece to the mural outside, it was a masterpiece of 1930s innocent ribaldry, displaying Mickey Mouse and Donald Duck in contortionist Peeping Tom postures, gleefully asquint through the interstices of a garden trellis as they observed little Betty Boop, enchanting and voluptuous of calf and thigh, squatting to take a pee.
    William Styron  --  Sophie’s Choice
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