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chasm
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Moby Dick
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  • …and whirled them round and round and round in his blazing brain, till the very throbbing of his life-spot became insufferable anguish; and when, as was sometimes the case, these spiritual throes in him heaved his being up from its base, and a chasm seemed opening in him, from which forked flames and lightnings shot up, and accursed fiends beckoned him to leap down among them; when this hell in himself yawned beneath him, a wild cry would be heard through the ship; and with glaring eyes…

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  • You can’t leap a twenty-foot chasm with two 10-foot jumps.
  • We were stopped by an impassable chasm.

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