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interstice

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Definition a small space between two things (such as atoms or organs of the body)
  • Take a picture of the interstices of the network.
  • 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
  • Packed in the changing interstices were broken images, half-symbols, partial references... The ionized nuclei of thought.
    Alfred Bester  --  The Demolished Man
  • 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
  • No hole, no interstice.
    Jules Verne  --  A Journey to the Center of the Earth
  • Dantes struck with the sharp end of his pickaxe, which entered someway between the interstices.
    Alexandre Dumas  --  The Count of Monte Cristo
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • '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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • "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

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