interlunar


Related to interlunar: diadem

in·ter·lu·nar

 (ĭn′tər-lo͞o′nər)
adj.
Of or relating to the four-day period between the old and new moon when the moon is not readily visible.

in•ter•lu•nar

(ˌɪn tərˈlu nər)

adj.
pertaining to the moon's monthly period of invisibility between the old moon and the new.
[1590–1600]
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By contrast, the temporally prior neither/nor structure of undifferentiated wholeness can only be represented as the muteness and absence of the maternal moon hid in her vacant interlunar cave.
P]rejaundiced sky" reminds me of Milton's moon in her "vacant interlunar cave": the whole line is packed with latent suggestiveness.
Wordsworth is of course amused by the act of imaginative erasure this ruse of costuming is supposed to prompt, but he discovers a fairly noble dramatic analogue in the opening speech of Samson Agonistes, in which Samson, lamenting his blindness, complains, "The Sun to me is dark / And silent as the Moon, / When she deserts the night, / Hid in her vacant interlunar cave" (86-89).