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  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Interstice  \In*ter"stice\  (?;  277),  n.;  pl  {Interstices}.  [L. 
  interstitium  a  pause,  interval;  inter  between  +  sistere  to 
  set  fr  stare  to  stand:  cf  F.  interstice.  See  {Stand}.] 
  1.  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. 
 
  2.  An  interval  of  time;  specifically  (R.  C.  Ch.),  in  the 
  plural,  the  intervals  which  the  canon  law  requires  between 
  the  reception  of  the  various  degrees  of  orders 
 
  Nonobservance  of  the  interstices  .  .  .  is  a  sin. 
  --Addis  & 
  Arnold. 




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