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Vocabulary Word

Word: fissure

Definition: crevice; crack


Sentences Containing 'fissure'

And if at such times you should think that you really perceived drops of moisture in the spout, how do you know that they are not merely condensed from its vapour; or how do you know that they are not those identical drops superficially lodged in the spout-hole fissure, which is countersunk into the summit of the whale's head?

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