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cleave
used in
All Quiet on the Western Front
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cleave
Used in
All Quiet on the Western Front
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  • A young Frenchman lags behind, he is overtaken, he puts up his hands, in one he still holds his revolver—does he mean to shoot or to give himself!—a blow from a spade cleaves through his face.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • The sharpened spade is a more handy and many-sided weapon; not only can it be used for jabbing a man under the chin, but it is much better for striking with because of its greater weight; and if one hits between the neck and shoulder it easily cleaves as far down as the chest.  (not reviewed by editor)

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as in: cleave through
as in: cleave to
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