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  • noun Plural form of precipice.

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Examples

  • The trail wasn't three feet wide on the crest, and on either side the ridge fell away in precipices hundreds of feet deep.

    Chapter 26

  • The trail wasn't three feet wide on the crest, and on either side the ridge fell away in precipices hundreds of feet deep.

    Chapter 26

  • The peak rises abruptly, by a series of cliffs which may properly be termed precipices, a clear 5000 feet above the glaciers which surround its base.

    Harper's Young People, February 17, 1880 An Illustrated Weekly

  • The great hills rose sheer and rugged a mile away; the cocoanuts ceased at a lower level, and where I stood the precipices were a mass of wild trees, bushes, and creepers.

    White Shadows in the South Seas

  • I went weak in the knees, and for the first time in a lifetime of peering over precipices, just for a look, I had to disobey the ingrained mother's voice that always leads me back from the edge: "Don't get too close!"

    High-Flying Adventure

  • Even going over to have a chat with a co-worker felt like was apparently designed to feel like dropping by someone's college dorm room — people had plants, pic's of loved ones, mini-posters with kittens dangling from precipices with the message: “HANG IN THERE!” printed above or underneath — you had to have an occasion to do so.

    Boredom & Ennui

  • The ravines and the precipices, the smoking waterfalls and the raging torrents, had always the effect of sanctifying my life until one white and shining morning I felt compelled to cry out to the Maker of the Universe, God of the mountains and the glaciers, preserve me!

    Excerpt: The Casebook of Victor Frankenstein by Peter Ackroyd

  • Ruined castles hanging on the precipices of piny mountains; the impetuous Arve, and cottages every here and there peeping forth from among the trees, formed a scene of singular beauty.

    Chapter 9

  • I knew I was going to die, and I kept remembering the thousand waterfalls falling to waste down the pans "(precipices)" of the windward Koolau

    THE BONES OF KAHEKILI

  • Rather, I see language as a new continent and want to explore its meadows, precipices, mountains, and landscape.

    Elif Shafak - An interview with author

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