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fissure

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishfissurefis‧sure /ˈfɪʃə $ -ər/ noun [countable] 🔊 🔊 HOLEa deep crack, especially in rock or earth
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fissureEven within Anglican evangelicalism fissures appeared.Ahead lay a large fissure in the ice, three feet across.They suggest heaven and earth are the product of a primal fissure.This meant that the magma that fed the fissures of the second phase was almost completely de-gassed, hence its quiet emission.About a million tons of lava are pouring every day from the fissure which opened on the Sicilian volcano in December.
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