crevice

Definitions

  • CREVICES OF CAÑON WALLS
    CREVICES OF CAÑON WALLS
  • WordNet 3.6
    • n crevice a long narrow opening
    • n crevice a long narrow depression in a surface
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Additional illustrations & photos:

LOOKING THROUGH A CREVICE OF THE ENCHANTED MESA LOOKING THROUGH A CREVICE OF THE ENCHANTED MESA
Dad Slipped Down a Crevice About 100 Feet 181 Dad Slipped Down a Crevice About 100 Feet 181

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Crevice A narrow opening resulting from a split or crack or the separation of a junction; a cleft; a fissure; a rent. "The mouse,
      Behind the moldering wainscot, shrieked,
      Or from the crevice peered about."
    • v. t Crevice To crack; to flaw.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n crevice A crack; a cleft; a fissure; a rent; a narrow opening of some length, as between two parts of a solid surface, or between two adjoining surfaces: as, a crevice in a wall, rock, etc.
    • n crevice Specifically, in lead-mining, in the Mississippi valley, a fissure in which the ore of lead occurs. Synonyms Chink, interstice, cranny.
    • crevice To make crevices in; crack; flaw.
    • crevice To channel; ornament with crevices.
    • n crevice An obsolete form of crawfish.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Crevice krev′is a crack or rent: a narrow opening.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
OE. crevace, crevice,. F. crevasse, fr. crever, to break, burst, fr. L. crepare, to crack,break. Cf. Craven Crepitate Crevasse
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
O. Fr. crevace—L. L.,—L. crepāre, to creak.

Usage

In literature:

Her mouth was full of grass-blades, and she was sealing every crevice on its surface.
""Wee Tim'rous Beasties"" by Douglas English
Its roots had found lodgment in a crevice, where nothing would be likely to disturb it in its possession.
"As It Was in the Beginning" by Philip Verrill Mighels
In the deep, following silence each knew that old Mata's ear felt, like a hand, at the crevice of the shoji.
"The Dragon Painter" by Mary McNeil Fenollosa
In other places rivulets shooting out of crevices cut the loose earth from under the horse's feet.
"Laramie Holds the Range" by Frank H. Spearman
Drifting coyote-holes in search of crevices.
"The Shirley Letters from California Mines in 1851-52" by Louise Amelia Knapp Smith Clappe
Beyond a crevice created by a cave-in he saw an intense light play weirdly.
"The Seed of the Toc-Toc Birds" by Francis Flagg
He leaped down, and thrust his hand into a small crevice in the rock.
"Gold in the Sky" by Alan Edward Nourse
He got down, walked to where the paper rested in a crevice, and drew it forth.
"Dave Porter in the Gold Fields" by Edward Stratemeyer
All this he saw by the light that streamed in from narrow crevices overhead.
"The River of Darkness" by William Murray Graydon
The boys peeped through the crevices of the lean-to, but they could see nothing.
"The Camp in the Snow" by William Murray Graydon
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In poetry:

I twine messages in the trellis of verbiage;
worders poke answers into crevices
they can find.
So we build my wordcage, a life sentence.
"The Cell" by Raymond Queneau
Winter days are wild and fierce;
Rapid gusts each crevice pierce.
Such is my unhappy lot,
Unbefriended and forgot!
Others all can happy be;
I from misery ne'er am free.
"An Officer Deplores The Misery Of The Time" by Confucius
But, walking by the garden wall,
    I saw a little sparrow,
Who, frightened by the snow and wind,
Had frozen where he tried to find
    Warmth in a crevice narrow.
"The Sparrow's Mourners" by Sarah Orne Jewett
Let the God who is maker of bats watch with them in their
unclean corners. . . .
I admit a God in every crevice.
But not bats in my room;
Nor the God of bats, while the sun shines.
"Man And Bat" by D H Lawrence
As on the road, or at some crevice door, by chance, or open'd window,
Pausing, inclining, baring my head, You specially I greet,
To draw and clench your Soul, for once, inseparably with mine,
Then travel, travel on.
"Out From Behind His Mask" by Walt Whitman
How infinite and sweet, Thou everywhere
And all abounding Love, Thy service is!
Thou liest an ocean round my world of care,
My petty every-day; and fresh and fair,
Pour Thy strong tides through all my crevices,
Until the silence ripples into prayer.
"Laborare Est Orare" by Susan Coolidge

In news:

( Crevice Entertainment / September 17, 2012 ).
SOUND TO SPARE Sweating in that crevice behind your knee.
He sees sexual perversions and moochers in every dark Democratic crevice.
1 CONCEAL CABLING IN FLOOR CREVICES.
Radon enters the home through cracks and crevices in the foundation, through exposed soil and sometimes through well water.
With fewer moving parts than traditional aligning and centering technology, there are fewer catch points and crevices and smaller equipment footprints are possible.
Entire villages could get lost in the deep crevices of Mick Jagger's face.
Deprived of oxygen, stainless steel is subject to crevice corrosion, leading to fitting failure.
Stellar Solutions' Rust Rescue is a surface protection agent designed to get down into cracks and crevices where traditional corrosion prevention is difficult and protect them from the elements.
The sand is an essential ingredient in the fracking cocktail and functions by propping up the fractured shale crevices while allowing gas to escape.
Had it not been for the goofy grin underneath his bloody and creviced brow, his wife might've screamed.
The new OSHA-compliant tips are designed specifically for the Typhoon and include: A pinpoint tip for a precise air stream to clean crevices.
The new Back Pack Vacuum tool kit (#635001) from Pacific Steamex includes a single bend wand handle, aluminum telescopic wand, combination carpet/hard floor tool, and dusting, crevice and upholstery tool.
Trapped in the Crevice.
This prescription device places solutions of the clinician's choice into gingival crevices or periodontal pockets.
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In science:

Intuitively speaking, Ak may penetrate very thin crevices in D .
Reflecting random walk in fractal domains
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