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Definitiona very steep cliff
any dangerous situation
- Thus Hester Prynne, whose heart had lost its regular and healthy throb, wandered without a clue in the dark labyrinth of mind; now turned aside by an insurmountable precipice; now starting back from a deep chasm.Chapter 13 -- Another View of Hester (84% in)
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