The light in the room found its way outward through the interstices
of closed wooden shutters.
The skin roof, stretched tightly as a drumhead, I had thought, sagged and bellied with every gust; and innumerable interstices
in the walls, not so tightly stuffed with moss as Maud had supposed, disclosed themselves.
Then he descended, a smile on his lips, and murmuring that last word of human philosophy, "Perhaps!" But instead of the darkness, and the thick and mephitic atmosphere he had expected to find, Dantes saw a dim and bluish light, which, as well as the air, entered, not merely by the aperture he had just formed, but by the interstices
and crevices of the rock which were visible from without, and through which he could distinguish the blue sky and the waving branches of the evergreen oaks, and the tendrils of the creepers that grew from the rocks.
So long as I travelled at a high velocity through time, this scarcely mattered; I was, so to speak, attenuated--was slipping like a vapour through the interstices
of intervening substances!
A thing is dense, owing to the fact that its parts are closely combined with one another; rare, because there are interstices
between the parts; smooth, because its parts lie, so to speak, evenly; rough, because some parts project beyond others.
Inserted into the interstices
of the huge stones which formed the pi-pi were large boughs of trees; hanging from the branches of which, and screened from the sun by their foliage, were innumerable little packages with leafy coverings, containing the meat of the numerous hogs which had been slain, done up in this manner to make it more accessible to the crowd.
He drank enormous quantities of water, but so great was the heat of the day and of his exertions, that the water sluiced through the interstices
of his flesh and out at all his pores.
Emily's flowers are in his button-hole, peeping through the curly interstices
of his beard.
The fine powdery snow was driven past us in the clouds, penetrating the interstices
of our clothes, and the pieces of ice which flew from the blows of Peter's ax were whisked into the air, and then dashed over the precipice.
During this passage, Felton related everything to Milady--how, instead of going to London, he had chartered the little vessel; how he had returned; how he had scaled the wall by fastening cramps in the interstices
of the stones, as he ascended, to give him foothold; and how, when he had reached the bars, he fastened his ladder.
D'Artagnan struck the barrels with his hand, and having ascertained that he spoke the truth, pushed his lantern, greatly to the captain's alarm, into the interstices
between the barrels, and finding that there was nothing concealed in them:
Through the interstices
he saw a lone sentry sitting before the fire.