Phrases with "interstices"

H.G. Wells A ploughman going to his work, along under the stone wall of Siddermorton Park, saw the Strange Bird flash over him for a moment and vanish among the hazy interstices of the beech trees. The Wonderful Visit by H.G. Wells [1895]

William Hope Hodgson Even as I reach up towards the bolt, the door is violently shaken, and I get a sickly whiff of mouldy air, which seems to drive in through the interstices of the doorway. The House on the Borderland by William Hope Hodgson

The interstices of that mass of wreckage were full of something whitish, sluggish, stirring — of something that was like a greasy fog. Youth by Joseph Conrad [1898]

Jules Verne Glenarvan watched with a beating heart, looking from all the interstices of the palisaded enclosure, and observed the movements in the native camp. In Search of the Castaways by Jules Verne [1873]

George Gissing Here, in a dim light which filtered through the interstices of shutters, sat the lady of the house alone. Will Warburton by George Gissing [1903]

Thomas Hardy He pulled his straw hat over his face, and peered through the interstices of the plaiting at the white brightness, vaguely reflecting. Jude the Obscure by Thomas Hardy

Wilkie Collins Emily’s flowers are in his button-hole, peeping through the curly interstices of his beard. I Say No by Wilkie Collins [1884]

Here we had the back of our gunyah for a shield, and could poke the muzzles of our guns and rifles through the interstices of the boughs. Australia Twice Traversed by Ernest Giles

Wilkie Collins The light in the room found its way outward through the interstices of closed wooden shutters. The Two Destinies by Wilkie Collins [1876]

George Borrow I heard the people below talking in Gallegan for a considerable time, and could see the gleams of the fire through the interstices of the floor. The Bible in Spain by George Borrow

H. G. Wells Something else went by, low and grey, with a long body; she did not know what it was, indeed she saw it only momentarily through the interstices of the young leaves; and then there came a pause. A Story of the Stone Age by H. G. Wells [1897]

The interstices of these are also filled up with the same membrane. Life and Adventures of Peter Wilkins by Robert Paltock [1751]

Jules Verne Glenarvan, l’oeil aux aguets, le coeur palpitant, glissa son regard à tous les interstices de l’enceinte palissadée et observa le campement des indigènes. Les Enfants du Capitaine Grant by Jules Verne [1867-68]

Abraham Merri Or had discovered one of those interlocking worlds whose matter streams through the interstices of the matter of ours. Dwellers in the Mirage by Abraham Merri

Arnold Bennett She rose — she could walk now a little — and looked out of the window, through the interstices of the pattern of the lace curtains. The Old Wives’ Tale by Arnold Bennett [1908]