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lacuna

a gap, a case not provided for by a statute or in a document.
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In the third and fourth parts, there are lacunal, alliterative verses, prose poems, and fantastic pieces such as "Poem Beginning with a Line from William Blake," which describes a kind of eight-story cabinet of curiosities.
In reaction to, or as a correction of, the lacunal, spurious translation(s) of the father's and the family's narratives, which precede Alison's birth and survive long after the death of Bruce, with Fun Home Alison Bechdel provides a retranslation that might enable the original story to surface--though the vanished smile in the last of the three versions of the photo of Bruce on page 120 (photo 1) suggests the melancholy of loss, and of the knowledge that much of what has been lost can never be regained.
Unfortunately, most indicators have been developed separately, thus producing a lacunal picture of countries' overall institutional environment.