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crevice


  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Crevice  \Crev"ice\  (kr?v"?s),  n.  [OE.  crevace,  crevice.  F. 
  crevasse,  fr  crever  to  break,  burst,  fr  L.  crepare  to 
  crack,break.  Cf  {Craven},  {Crepitate},  {Crevasse}.] 
  A  narrow  opening  resulting  from  a  split  or  crack  or  the 
  separation  of  a  junction;  a  cleft;  a  fissure;  a  rent. 
 
  The  mouse,  Behind  the  moldering  wainscot,  shrieked,  Or 
  from  the  crevice  peered  about  --Tennyson. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Crevice  \Crev"ice\,  v.  t. 
  To  crack;  to  flaw.  [R.]  --Sir  H.  Wotton. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  crevice 
  n  1:  a  long  narrow  depression  in  a  surface  [syn:  {cranny},  {crack}, 
  {fissure},  {chap}] 
  2:  a  long  narrow  opening  [syn:  {crack},  {cleft},  {fissure},  {scissure}] 




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