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crevasse


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  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Crevasse  \Cre`vasse"\  (kr?`v?s"),  n.  [F.  See  {Crevice}.] 
  1.  A  deep  crevice  or  fissure,  as  in  embankment;  one  of  the 
  clefts  or  fissure  by  which  the  mass  of  a  glacier  is 
  divided. 
 
  2.  A  breach  in  the  levee  or  embankment  of  a  river,  caused  by 
  the  pressure  of  the  water,  as  on  the  lower  Mississippi. 
  [U.S.] 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  crevasse 
  n  :  a  deep  fissure 




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