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The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

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.] [1913 Webster] 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. [1913 Webster] 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. [1913 Webster] Nonobservance of the interstices . . . is a sin. --Addis & Arnold. [1913 Webster]