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Cleft meaning

cleft - 7 dictionary results

  1. 1. of Cleave
  2. 2. imp. & amp; p. p. from Cleave.
  3. 3. Divided; split; partly divided or split.
  4. 4. Incised nearly to the midrib; as, a cleft leaf.
  5. 5. A piece made by splitting; as, a cleft of wood.
  6. 6. imp. & p. p. from Cleave.
  7. 7. A split or crack.

cleft - examples of usage

  1. The serpent stood on the defensive but for an instant; it was an instinctive movement of defence; and finding there was no attack, it glided away into a cleft of the rock. - "Bracebridge Hall, or The Humorists", Washington Irving.
  2. As I walked through the cleft the musical roar of the bells followed, and was like a mighty current flowing through and over me; but as I came out the sound from behind ceased suddenly and was now in front, coming back from the hills before me. - "Afoot in England", W.H. Hudson.
  3. Then he took the corpse by the heels again, and hauled it over the jagged surfaces and through the hollows- conscious all the while of great pain- and finally left it in a cleft, staring stupidly upward. - "The Devil's Garden", W. B. Maxwell.
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