Definition: abyss; very deep crack
Definition: abyss; very deep crack
Sentences Containing 'chasm'
So much for the increased horrors of the chasm of Loch Fyne when emptied.
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.
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.
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.
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.
A similar system to the Exordium is used in "Chasm City" by the race known as "grubs" to achieve faster-than light communication.
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").
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.
As the Monsters battle, they are thrown into a chasm where they apparently die.
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.
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.
Ausable Chasm, near Plattsburgh, has a continuous exposure of a section more than thick.
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.
Metlar toppled the Gagoyle into a molten chasm where it is believed to have perished.
A deep chasm is accessed down the longest of these galleries which is 350 metres long.
Stories of four and five hours just crossing the chasm, whether exaggerated or not, abounded in Pasadena history.
More Vocab Wordsbaroque - highly ornate
striated - marked with parallel bands; striped; grooved; Ex. striated rocks; V. striate; N. stria: thin groove or line
sensitization - process of being made sensitive or acutely responsive to an external agent or substance; V. sensitize: make or become sensitive
serendipity - gift for finding valuable things by accident; accidental good fortune or luck; CF. The Three Princes of Serendip
ulterior - intentionally hidden; beyond what is evident; situated beyond; unstated and often questionable; Ex. ulterior motive
partial - incomplete; favoring one side over another; having a liking for something
surge - powerful movement of or like a wave; V.
qualms - uneasy feelings; misgivings; uneasy fears especially about matters of conscience; Ex. I have no qualms about giving this assignment to Helen.
encroachment - gradual intrusion; Ex. I resent all these encroachments on my valuable time; V. encroach: take another's possessions or right gradually or stealthily; intrude; Ex. encroach on/upon
congenial - pleasant; friendly; in agreement with one's tastes and nature; Ex. congenial weather