Clift

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Clift A cleft of crack; a narrow opening.
    • n Clift A cliff. "That gainst the craggy clifts did loudly roar."
    • Clift The fork of the legs; the crotch.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Clift klift same as Cliff, the form arising under the influence of Cleft
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
See 1st Cliff (n.)

Usage

In literature:

Mr. Clift is quoted as having identified one of the bones, which was much larger than the rest, as that of a hippopotamus.
"More Letters of Charles Darwin" by Charles Darwin
Clift, William (1775-1849): Conservator of the Museum of the Royal College of Surgeons.
"More Letters of Charles Darwin Volume II" by Charles Darwin
In this Latitude are some White Clifts, which rise perpendicular from the Sea to a moderate height.
"Captain Cook's Journal During the First Voyage Round the World" by James Cook
Wild Cherry only larger & grows on a Small bush, on the side of a clift Sand Stone 1/2 me.
"The Journals of Lewis and Clark" by Meriwether Lewis and William Clark
There was a boat waitin' fer him under the clift.
"The Daughter of Anderson Crow" by George Barr McCutcheon
It shews a steep rocky clift next the sea, and off the very point are some rocks like spires.
"A General History and Collection of Voyages and Travels, Volume 16" by Robert Kerr
First died Charles Clift, one of the quartermasters.
"Under Drake's Flag" by G. A. Henty
Through the influence of Clift he was elected a fellow of the Geological Society early in 1834.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 4, Part 3" by Various
Sorrento, that jewel of the ruddy clifts!
"The Lure of the Mask" by Harold MacGrath
Clift, Mr., on the succession of types, 339.
"On the Origin of Species by Means of Natural Selection" by Charles Darwin
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In poetry:

Where red the mountain-ash reclines
Along the clifted rock;
Where firm the dark unbending pines
The howling tempests mock:
"Hymn Written Among The Alps" by Helen Maria Williams
"The playful kid, she lov'd so well
"From yon high clift was seen to fall;
"I heard, afar, his tink'ling bell—
"Which seem'd in vain for aid to call—
"I heard the harmless suff'rer moan,
"And grieved that he was left alone.
"All Alone" by Mary Darby Robinson
His armour rousted, rent, and torne
Clift was his sheeld, his sword was worne,
A stranger in this countrey strainge
Nor aduentures might heir be found,
The warr-lyk Knights heir, till the ground,
And rights their wrong, with lawes reuenge.
"The Avthor To His Patrone" by Patrick Gordon

In news:

Clift, 89, of Cornersville, died Sunday, Feb 19, 2012, in Maury Regional Hospital.
Clift was a native of Giles County, and son of the late Bunyan Wright and Maggie Woodward Clift.
Vivian Houk Clift, 88, of Cornersville, died Tuesday, May 17, 2011, in NHC Lewisburg.
Clift was a native of Marshall County, and daughter of the late Erskine Davis and Lula Richardson Houk.
Questions for Eleanor Clift. Interview by DEBORAH SOLOMON.
Jeannette Clift George of A.D. Arts & Entertainment.
Clift was a native of Marshall County, and daughter of the late Erskine Davis and Lula Richardson Houk .
Dick Blume / Ther Post-Standard Leaves adorn Clift Park in Skaneateles.
Elizabeth Taylor, screen goddess, was born in 1951's "A Place in the Sun," when she cooed into Montgomery Clift's ear, "You'll be my pickup.
T ony Clift's family has plowed the rich black soil of Australia 's Liverpool Plains for six generations.
Tony Clift's family has plowed the rich black soil of Australia 's Liverpool Plains for six generations.
Montgomery Clift plays a stone-faced priest (Hitchcock's only direction to him seems to have been "don't twitch") who hears a confession of murder and assumes the killer's guilt.
GUNNEDAH, Australia (AP) — Tony Clift's family has plowed the rich black soil of Australia's Liverpool Plains for six generations.
Tony Clift's family has plowed the rich black soil of Australia's Liverpool Plains for six generations.
Norma Jean Clift, 80, of Soddy-Daisy passed away Monday, Nov 5, 2012.
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