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interstices

Small spaces or gaps between parts of an organ or between cellular structural elements of tissues.
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Dantes struck with the sharp end of his pickaxe, which entered someway between the interstices. It was there he must dig.
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.
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.
But no sooner did she recollect where they were, than the bride peeped through the interstices of the leafy curtain, and saw that the outer room of the hut was deserted.
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.
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.
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.
Essentially geometric in terms of composition, they are distinguished by the application of paint as if furrowed by a fine toothcomb, an instrument producing a visual vibration like thousands of strings being strummed, and within the minute interstices, the most lyrical shades of light emanate and flood our eyes.
According to a press release by NCCU, professor Jen Chun-ping, who invented the technology-- a protein proconcentrator with nano interstices, is looking to partner with local medical suppliers and producers to make his invention available for the public to use.