Definitions

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  • adjective Broken; fissured.

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  • adjective obsolete broken; fissured

Etymologies

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From clift a cleft.

Examples

  • Collection, and repeated, with great energy, the exordium: ” 'O Solitude, romantick maid, Whether by nodding towers you tread; Or haunt the desart's trackless gloom, Or hover o'er the yawning tomb; Or climb the Andes' clifted side, Or by the Nile's coy source abide; Or, starting from your half-year's sleep, From Hecla view the thawing deep;

    Life of Johnson

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