cleft

Part of speech:

Imp. & pp. of CLEAVE, v.

Part of speech: adjective

Divided partially or completely.

Part of speech: noun

An opening made by cleaving; fissure; crevice; rift.

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Usage examples "cleft":

  1. Down that cleft I went, and in its hollow I saw the first post, but as yet nothing more. - "On Something", H. Belloc.
  2. He brought back from one of his expeditions an Indian letter, which he had found in a cleft stick by the river. - "Little Rivers A Book Of Essays In Profitable Idleness", Henry van Dyke.
  3. One of the king's men who stood by suddenly raised his axe and cleft Erling's skull, saying: " This is the way to mark a traitor to his king." - "The Story of Norway", Hjalmar H. Boyesen.