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inter-căpēdo , ĭnis, f. capio, interruption, intermission, interval, pause, respite: intercapedo, tempus interceptum, cum scilicet mora est ad capiendum, Paul. ex Fest. p. 111 Müll.: “intercapedinem scribendi facere,Cic. Fam. 16, 21: “molestiae,id. Fin. 1, 18: “jurisdictionis,Suet. Vesp. 10; “with remissio, opp. continuatio,Plin. Ep. 4, 9.—Of space (rare): “inter circulos universos quid interstitii vel spatii intercapedo naturalis immiserit,Mart. Cap. 8, § 837. —In nom. sing. the word is said to have had an obscene signif., Cic. Fam. 9, 22, 4; Quint. 8, 3, 46.
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