(1) the journal has filled a lacuna in Middle Eastern studies(2) As often bedevils the translator's task there appears to be at least one lacuna in the extant text, but it was relatively painless to decipher.(3) Rather, this gap must be seen as a serious lacuna in the surviving texts, a gulf that will critically limit our analysis.(4) It is precisely in this area that the present study has attempted to fill an important lacuna in the research literature on abstinence-based pregnancy prevention programs.(5) Marg's new book is an attempt to fill the lacuna , and comes 25 years after an earlier study titled Homage to Jaipur.(6) In this provocative study, Newhauser fills a lacuna in historical scholarship even as he provides insight for the nonhistorian.(7) This reasoning in the Minister's speech, if it is legitimate to refer to it at all, does not show that the new section filled a lacuna in the previous statute.(8) If the lacuna is to be filled, Parliament must do it, not the Courts.(9) Thorne's work fills an obvious lacuna in British social history.(10) Lance Hill's book is the first full account of the group and fills a major lacuna in the history of the era and the movement.(11) Also like Mailer, his text is such a distillation of references and revelations that nearly every page has an asterisked lacuna ; a story within a story which is frequently a gem.(12) Thus, divergent growth apparently prompted offsetting, in order for the coral to maintain the lacuna and occupy the space around it.(13) However, this important work need not be justified on the basis of its filling a lacuna in past literature.(14) With many European metal bands not choosing to incorporate folkish melodies, there existed a lacuna waiting to be filled.(15) Wolf-Wendel and her colleagues fill an important lacuna in the literature, examining dual-career policies from the perspective of institutions and policy makers rather than the individuals who utilize them.(16) In case 2, urography showed a lacuna of the renal pelvis, and CT scan showed an irregular thickening of the renal pelvis.