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Word: crevice

Definition: crack; fissure


Sentences Containing 'crevice'

With an admonitory gesture to keep them back, he stooped, and looked in through the crevice in the wall.
Why has man just these species of animals for his neighbors; as if nothing but a mouse could have filled this crevice?
Peppino glided first into this crevice; after they got along a few paces the passage widened.

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