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Word: chasm

Definition: abyss; very deep crack


Sentences Containing 'chasm'

A deep chasm is accessed down the longest of these galleries which is 350 metres long.
A similar system to the Exordium is used in "Chasm City" by the race known as "grubs" to achieve faster-than light communication.
As the Monsters battle, they are thrown into a chasm where they apparently die.
At the centre of the island there is a chasm about fifty yards in diameter, whence the astronomers descend into a large dome, which is therefore called _flandona gagnole_, or the astronomer’s cave, situated at the depth of a hundred yards beneath the upper surface of the adamant.
Ausable Chasm, near Plattsburgh, has a continuous exposure of a section more than thick.
Metlar toppled the Gagoyle into a molten chasm where it is believed to have perished.
No doubt many a smiling valley with its stretching cornfields occupies exactly such a``horrid chasm,''from which the waters have receded, though it requires the insight and the far sight of the geologist to convince the unsuspecting inhabitants of this fact.
Often, when forced from his hammock by exhausting and intolerably vivid dreams of the night, which, resuming his own intense thoughts through the day, carried them on amid a clashing of phrensies, and whirled them round and round and round in his blazing brain, till the very throbbing of his life-spot became insufferable anguish; and when, as was sometimes the case, these spiritual throes in him heaved his being up from its base, and a chasm seemed opening in him, from which forked flames and lightnings shot up, and accursed fiends beckoned him to leap down among them; when this hell in himself yawned beneath him, a wild cry would be heard through the ship; and with glaring eyes Ahab would burst from his state room, as though escaping from a bed that was on fire.
One day, Ronia sees Birk Borkason, the only son of the enemy chieftain, Borka, idling by the chasm that splits the two parts of the castle.
So much for the increased horrors of the chasm of Loch Fyne when emptied.
Stories of four and five hours just crossing the chasm, whether exaggerated or not, abounded in Pasadena history.
The chasm or gorge between Lover's Leap and the hill west of it is supposed by scientists to have been caused by glacial action.
The following winter is long and cold and although Mattis's robbers are well fed, their counterparts are suffering on the other side of the chasm.
The most extreme example of a Plague outbreak is encountered in "Chasm City", in which Chasm City, the capital of Yellowstone, has been infected by the Plague.
The use of misdirection in the visuals were also praised, such as by using silhouettes to avoid revealing the true nature of the characters or shadows, or by showing human figures across a chasm who disappear once the player crossed the chasm.
They are characterized by extreme modifications, often in the form of replacement or mechanical limbs or even holes right through them (as seen in "Chasm City").

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