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cleave
used in The Fellowship of the Ring

14 uses
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exact meaning not specified
  • He went forward and climbed down the deep-cloven bank and stepped into the stream.
    2.6 -- Book 2 Chapter 6 -- Lothlorien (32% in)
Other Uses (with this meaning)
  • After a while they plunged into a deeply cloven track between tall trees that rustled their dry leaves in the night.
    1.3 -- Book 1 Chapter 3 -- Three is Company (34% in)
  • Coming to the opening they found that they had made their way down through a cleft in a high sleep bank, almost a cliff.
    1.6 -- Book 1 Chapter 6 -- The Old Forest (47% in)
  • _'But this one is taller than some and fairer than most, and he has a cleft in his chin: perky chap with a bright eye.
    1.10 -- Book 1 Chapter 10 -- Strider (33% in)
  • Slowly they crawled up to the edge of the ring again, and peered through a cleft between two jagged stones.
    1.11 -- Book 1 Chapter 11 -- A Knife in the Dark (64% in)
  • The travellers came into a long valley; narrow, deeply cloven, dark and silent.
    1.12 -- Book 1 Chapter 12 -- Flight to the Ford (30% in)
  • Here and there old trees had been cut or broken down, and large rocks cloven or heaved aside to make a way.
    1.12 -- Book 1 Chapter 12 -- Flight to the Ford (46% in)
  • He felt his tongue cleave to his mouth, and his heart labouring.
    1.12 -- Book 1 Chapter 12 -- Flight to the Ford (97% in)
  • They crossed the bridge and wound slowly up the long steep paths that led out of the cloven vale of Rivendell; and they came at length to the high moor where the wind hissed through the heather.
    2.3 -- Book 2 Chapter 3 -- The Ring Goes South (41% in)
  • Over it a trickling water dripped, through a wide cleft that seemed to have been carved out by a fall that had once been strong and full.
    2.4 -- Book 2 Chapter 4 -- A Journey in the Dark (27% in)
  • There hammer on the anvil smote, There chisel clove, and graver wrote; There forged was blade, and bound was hilt; The delver mined, the mason built.
    2.4 -- Book 2 Chapter 4 -- A Journey in the Dark (87% in)
  • By both the doors they could now see that many bones were lying, and among them were broken swords and axe-heads, and cloven shields and helms.
    2.5 -- Book 2 Chapter 5 -- The Bridge of Khazad-dum (2% in)
  • The orc fell with cloven head.
    2.5 -- Book 2 Chapter 5 -- The Bridge of Khazad-dum (42% in)
  • Down the deep-cloven way that climbs beside the torrent we should have come, if fortune had been kinder.
    2.6 -- Book 2 Chapter 6 -- Lothlorien (2% in)

There are no more uses of "cleave" in The Fellowship of the Ring.

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