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  • n. Plural form of lacuna.

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Examples

  • Andrew Bacevich, the Boston University international affairs professor, called the lacunae between resources and strategy in Afghanistan “comparable” to the Vietnam strategy denounced by “a young John Kerry.”

    Think Again | ATTACKERMAN

  • Nonverbal cues and skewed messages all coalesce to produce what Johnson called lacunae in the superegos of the delinquent children, who appeared normal, appropriate, and law-abiding in specific areas of day-to-day living.

    Clinical Work with Adolescents

  • The calcified matrix of bone consists of cavities known as lacunae that are connected via a network of canals known as canaliculi, which carries interstitial fluid through the skeletal system.

    News from The Scientist

  • "There is some kind of lacunae which needs to be worked out," she added.

    Daily News & Analysis

  • Delhi: Four years after the RTI Act came into force, lack of mandatory monitoring mechanism for its implementation remains an important "lacunae" while government agencies are shying from disclosure of subsidies data worth several crores of rupees, vice president Hamid Ansari said

    WN.com - Articles related to Ansari for better safety in mines

  • Delhi: Four years after the RTI Act came into force, lack of mandatory monitoring mechanism for its implementation remains an important "lacunae" while government agencies are shying from disclosure of

    WN.com - Articles related to Ansari for better safety in mines

  • He focused on the largest indent and breathed but the holes in the moon reminded him not of a face but of lacunae, the holes in his body left behind by marauding white blood cells that multiplied and multiplied until they conquered the red cells and built their own fortresses, lemon-sized lumps circling his kidney.

    Mountain Pose

  • If AGW is so damned riddled with unacceptable holes instead of truly difficult lacunae, maybe at least a few planetary climate scientists by now ought to have offered a better and more consistent alternative.

    Matthew Yglesias » Today in Pessimism

  • But Spain, and the lacunae and skips and hops in the story have me all confused.

    Random Bullets « Tales from the Reading Room

  • I was disturbed that I didn't know about the The Movement for the Restoration of the Ten Commandments -- I really feel like they should have been in my book; a lacunae I will fix if there is ever another edition.

    Cult scene: New Zealand and Africa - Boing Boing

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  • Wow! Tough room!

    July 24, 2008

  • The media behemoth slouching after the senator is scouring his every word, expression, bead of sweat, basketball shot and accessory — are those hiking boots too Bremer? Are the sunglasses too rapper? Will he leave enough time for his glittery groupie, Carla Bruni? — for hints of imperfection that would foretell lacunae in presidential judgment.

    July 24, 2008