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crevasse

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
Related topics: Geography, Geology
crevassecre‧vasse /krɪˈvæs/ noun [countable]  SGa deep open crack in the thick ice on a mountain
Examples from the Corpus
crevasseAs the sun shrank the ledge, he waited to plunge to his death into a crevasse.The decision, when it came, opened suddenly, a crevasse.I see now that the devastating crevasse begun then would become unbreachable.Others explored crevasses to estimate the thickness of the ice.In winter, the pavements become miniature glaciers with hidden crevasses!Weather will be difficult and ice crevasses.There were a lot of crevasses.There was little soft snow and the ponies had no difficulty whatsoever negotiating the few small crevasses that cut across the route.
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