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tr.v. in·ter·ca·lat·ed, in·ter·ca·lat·ing, in·ter·ca·lates
1. To insert (a day or month) in a calendar.
2. To insert, interpose, or interpolate.

[Latin intercalāre, intercalāt- : inter-, inter- + calāre, to proclaim; see kelə- in Indo-European roots.]

in·ter′ca·la′tion n.
in·ter′ca·la′tive adj.
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a. intercalado-a, colocado-a entre dos partes o elementos.
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{101} I suppose this line to have been intercalated by the author when lines 426-446 were added.
More probably the prophecy was an afterthought, intercalated, as I have already said, by the authoress when she changed her scheme.
If the climate, since the Glacial period, has ever been in any degree warmer than at present (as some geologists in the United States believe to have been the case, chiefly from the distribution of the fossil Gnathodon), then the arctic and temperate productions will at a very late period have marched a little further north, and subsequently have retreated to their present homes; but I have met with no satisfactory evidence with respect to this intercalated slightly warmer period, since the Glacial period.
The beds including the above fossil remains, stand only from fifteen to twenty feet above the level of high-water; and hence the elevation of the land has been small (without there has been an intercalated period of subsidence, of which we have no evidence) since the great quadrupeds wandered over the surrounding plains; and the external features of the country must then have been very nearly the same as now.
Some heavenly days must have been intercalated somewhere, like those that Hermes won with dice of the Moon, that Osiris might be born.
Summary: Expanded graphite, or intumescent flake graphite, is produced from natural flake graphite by treating it with intercalation reagents such as acids, which move between the layers of graphite to form intercalated flake graphite.
Typically, the disappearance of diffractions peaks is because of fully exfoliated structures or lower content than the pure OMMT sample, and the weak peaks result from the coexistence of exfoliated and intercalated [55,56].
It has been said that one of the characteristics of nascent Romanticism is the display of extreme emotion, and in the very confined space of this tale there is more than enough Sturm und Drang to go around, as Hermin and Lenny strive "to get out from under the double burden of a painful past and an uncertain future." Passages of flashback to the time of their previous relationship are intercalated with narration in present time; the latter is told in the third-person omniscient, while the former are narrated by Hermin in the first-person singular.
The rhythmites present are also typical of low energy lacustrine deposits and burrowing activities were also observed during the field studies in two of the studied sections which are preserved in massive mudstone beds intercalated within the rhythmites.
Ghrelin Improves the Fine Structure of Atrial Natriuretic Factor (ANF) Granules and Intercalated Disc Junctions in Experimentally-Induced Myocardial Infarction in Rats