interstice


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Synonyms for interstice

a space or interval between objects or points

Words related to interstice

a small structural space between tissues or parts of an organ

small opening between things

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Dantes struck with the sharp end of his pickaxe, which entered someway between the interstices.
Through the interstices he saw a lone sentry sitting before the fire.
He drank enormous quantities of water, but so great was the heat of the day and of his exertions, that the water sluiced through the interstices of his flesh and out at all his pores.
Emily's flowers are in his button-hole, peeping through the curly interstices of his beard.
The light in the room found its way outward through the interstices of closed wooden shutters.
In that moment the interstices of matter were his, and the interfusings and intermating transfusings of matter and force.
I find on examination, that when irregularly shaped stones are embedded in the roots of trees, small parcels of earth are very frequently enclosed in their interstices and behind them,--so perfectly that not a particle could be washed away in the longest transport: out of one small portion of earth thus completely enclosed by wood in an oak about
As the water in the lower part of the great sponge- like coral mass rises and falls with the tides, so will the water near the surface; and this will keep fresh, if the mass be sufficiently compact to prevent much mechanical admixture; but where the land consists of great loose blocks of coral with open interstices, if a well be dug, the water, as I have seen, is brackish.
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.
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.
Climbing the timbers, he took from them, caught among their interstices by its chain, a gold watch, bearing engraved upon its back E.
An enormous ditch, sometimes two or three miles wide, running liquid mud, six miles an hour: its strong and frothy current choked and obstructed everywhere by huge logs and whole forest trees: now twining themselves together in great rafts, from the interstices of which a sedgy, lazy foam works up, to float upon the water's top; now rolling past like monstrous bodies, their tangled roots showing like matted hair; now glancing singly by like giant leeches; and now writhing round and round in the vortex of some small whirlpool, like wounded snakes.
The interstices of that mass of wreckage were full of something whitish, sluggish, stirring--of something that was like a greasy fog.
Also from Ligne Roset is the Interstice Table, a stunning piece that would look great in a minimalist room - and illustrates how natural materials such as wood still have their place in uber-contemporary design.
Central to Ortiz's practice is the idea of the page as an entity that sits between the materiality of the paper and its Conceptual content, a place where language and image conflict, where an interstice or a fold transgresses the sheer materiality of the support.