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INTERVAL. A space of time between two periods. When a person is unable to perform an act at any two given periods, but in the interval he has performed such act, as when a man is found to be insane in the months of January and March, and he enters into a contract or makes a will in the interval, in February, he will be presumed to have been insane at that time; and the onus will lie to show his sanity, on the person who affirms such act. See Lucid interval.

A Law Dictionary, Adapted to the Constitution and Laws of the United States. By John Bouvier. Published 1856.
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As suggested above, in the New Mexico section of the novella an intervalic chronotope emerges that productively harmonizes the brutal temporality of no-man's-land with ideas of order and social continuity.
Jeanie's preeminent status in the novel easily privileges this account of her as a "rustic heroine" and potentially marginalizes competing logics of signification inscribed in the context of the paragraph, especially the intervalic chronotope incorporated through the fool-like Dumbiedikes.
compositional units are interpreted as cycle-based, with built-in dissonance providing the impetus for compositional unfolding that takes full advantage of both the redundant intervalic and combinatorial properties of interval cycles and cyclic collections as well as the intervalic variety and multiplicity of interpretation provided by ubiquitous dissonant elements.