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The intellect is a cleaver; it discerns and rifts its way into the secret of things.
Barnard's photographs of its structure leave little doubt on the matter; the numerous rifts and dark openings show that its thickness cannot be very great.
The last phase of vulcanicity took place along the great meridional rifts of East Africa, and though feebly manifested has not entirely passed away.
Nevertheless the Milky Way contains a fair proportion of lucid stars, for these are considerably more numerous in the bright patches of the Milky Way than in the rifts and dark spaces.
Two seven goal drubbings within a month were frankly embarrassing, and the rifts between supporters and the club became increasingly wide.