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cleave
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Cyrano de Bergerac
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  • LE BRET (throwing back his head): He keeps it on—and cleaves in two any man who dares remark on it!
  • I’ve ten hearts in my breast; a score of arms; No dwarfs to cleave in twain!

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  • (To a cook, showing him some loaves): You have put the cleft o’ th’ loaves in the wrong place; know you not that the coesura should be between the hemistiches?
  • CYRANO (cuffing his head): Clove-heads.

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as in: cleave through Define
to split something -- especially with violent force or: to cut through something
as in: cleave to Define
to hold firmly to something -- such as an object, a person or idea
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