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Definitiona very steep cliff
any dangerous situation
- I had found sublimity and wonder in the dread heights and precipices, in the roaring torrents, and the wastes of ice and snow; but as yet, they had taught me nothing else.Chapters 58-60 (5% in)
- There was a dark gloom in my solitary chamber, when I at length returned to it; but I was tired now, and, getting into bed again, fell — off a tower and down a precipice — into the depths of sleep.Chapters 55-57 (27% in)
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