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inter-vallum, i, n., prop., the open space within the mound or breastwork of a camp, the space between two palisades.

I. Lit.: opus, pedum sexaginta, quod est inter vallum et legiones ... a quibusdam intervallum cognominatum, Hyg. de Munit. Cast. 6: intervalla sunt spatia inter capita vallorum, Isid. 15, 9, 2.—

B. In gen., space between, interval, distance: trabes directae, paribus intervallis in solo collocantur. Ea autem intervalla grandibus saxis effarciuntur, Caes. B. G. 7, 23: pari intervallo, at an equal distance, id. ib. 1, 43: respiciens videt magnis intervallis sequentes, Liv. 1, 25: unius signi, Cic. N. D. 2, 20: digitorum, Suet. Dom. 19: sonorum, Cic. Tusc. 1, 18: locorum et temporum, id. Fam. 1, 7: ex intervallo, from a distance, Liv. 48, 44, 8: proximus longo intervallo insequi, Verg. A. 5, 320: juvenes modicis intervallis disponere, Suet. Aug. 49: quinque milium intervallo, Liv. 23, 29: mille passuum intervallo distantes, id. 33, 1 saep.—

II. Transf.

A. Interval of time, intermission, respite: annuum regni, an interregnum, Liv. 1, 17: sine intervallo loquacitas, i. e. incessant, Cic. de Or. 3, 48, 185: dolor si longus, levis, dat enim intervalla, relaxes sometimes, id. Fin. 2, 29, 94: litterarum, id. Fam. 7, 18: intervallum jam hos dies multos fuit, Plaut. Men. 1, 1, 28: distinctio et aequalium et saepe variorum intervallorum numerum conficit, Cic. de Or. 3, 48, 186; cf. the context. —

B. A pause: flumen aliis verborum volubilitasque cordi est: distincta alios et interpuncta intervalla, morae, respirationesque delectant, Cic. Or. 16: trochaeus temporibus et intervallis est par iambo, id. ib. 57: ut te tanto intervallo viderem, after so long a time, id. Fam. 15, 14: vocem paululum attenuata crebris intervallis et divisionibus oportet uti, Auct. Her. 3, 14, 24: tanto ex intervallo, Quint. 11, 2, 5; Liv. 3, 38: intervallo dicere, after a pause, Cic. Or. 66: ex intervallo, farther on, lower down (in the discourse), Gell. 15, 12, 4: sine intervallo cibum dare, without loss of time, Varr. R. R. 2, 1: dare quippiam alicui per intervalla, at intervals, i. e. from time to time, Plin. 8, 42, 66, 164 (al. intervalla dantur): per intervallum adventantes, Tac. A. 4, 73: scelerum, time for the perpetration of crimes, id. ib. 3.—

C. Difference, dissimilitude: videte, quantum intervallum sit interjectum inter majorum consilia, et istorum dementiam, Cic. Agr. 2, 33, 89; id. Rab. Perd. 5, 15.—

D. An interval in music, Cic. N. D. 2, 58, 146.

inter-vectus,. a, um, adj. [veho], carried up, raised up (post-class.): arbores, Jul. Val. Res Gest. Alex. M. 3, 38.

inter-vello,. vulsi (rarely velli, v. infra), vulsum, 3, v. a., to pluck, pull, or pick out here and there, to lop, prune (post-Aug.).

I. In partic., to pluck out here and there, to thin.—Of wings: ne ego homo infelix fui qui non alas intervelli (sc. vocis), Plaut. Am. 1, 1, 170.—Of the beard: isti, qui aut vellunt barbam, aut intervellunt, Sen. Ep. 114, 20. — Of fruit and trees, to pluck here and there, to prune: poma intervelli melius est, ut quae relicta sint, grandescant, Plin. 17, 27, 47, 260: arbores, Col. 5, 10: semina, id. 4, 33, 3. —

II. In gen., to tear out, take away: num aliquid ex illis intervelli, atque ex tempore dicendis inseri possit, Quint. 12, 9, 17: quae ita sunt natura copulata, ut mutari aut intervelli sine confusione non possint, id. 10, 7, 5.