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The Part That Is Not There [Apr. 17th, 2008|01:12 am]
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[chronographia]
in·ter·stice [ĭn-tûr'stĭs]
Function : n.
Etymology : [L. interstitium a pause, interval; inter between + sistere to set]

: That which intervenes between one thing and another; especially, a space between things closely set, or between the parts which compose a body; a narrow chink; a crack; a crevice; a hole; an interval; as, the interstices of a wall.

- Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary


The air hisses between the interstices of my teeth as I whisper this word over to myself, thinking of all the best ways one could have narrow gaps between objects. (And then a friend points out that 'the nooks and crannies' of English muffins are 'buttery interstices.' It doesn't get much better than that.)
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[User Picture]From: spiralsheep
2008-04-18 01:32 am (UTC)
Hmm, I think I prefer liminal to interstitial. Lovely post though. Thank you.
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[User Picture]From: chronographia
2008-04-19 07:40 am (UTC)
Heh, you know me and vertebral interstices - it was bound to get posted here sooner or later.
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From: flylily
2008-07-23 10:30 pm (UTC)

♥ love this word, thanks for posting!
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