Fatiscence
Fatiscence Fa*tis"cence, n. [L. fatiscense, p. pr. of fatiscere to gape or crack open.] A gaping or opening; state of being chinky, or having apertures. --Kirwan. [1913 Webster]

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  • fatiscence — fatisˈcence noun • • • Main Entry: ↑fatiscent * * * fatiscence Geol. (fəˈtɪsəns) [f. next: see ence.] The condition of being open in chinks or clefts. c 1784 Kirwan cited by Webster 1828 …   Useful english dictionary

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