from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The intercurrence of an extra pulsebeat between two normal pulsations.


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  • . . . sitting at a table and filling by means of a injector the semitransparent ends of carton-tubed cigarettes of which he never consumed more than thirty per day to avoid intercadence at night.

    --Vladimir Nabokov, 1974, Look at the Harlequins!‎ p. 111

    June 8, 2009