Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913 + 1828)


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Crevice (Page: 344)

Crev"ice (kr?v"?s), n. [OE. crevace, crevice. F. crevasse, fr. crever to break, burst, fr. L. crepare to crack,break. Cf. Craven, Crepitate, Crevasse.] 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. Tennyson.

Crevice (Page: 344)

Crev"ice, v. t. To crack; to flaw. [R.] Sir H. Wotton.