- Coming to the opening they found that they had made their way down through a cleft in a high sleep bank, almost a cliff.
- After a while they plunged into a deeply cloven track between tall trees that rustled their dry leaves in the night.
- He felt his tongue cleave to his mouth, and his heart labouring.
- _’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.
- The travellers came into a long valley; narrow, deeply cloven, dark and silent.
- Slowly they crawled up to the edge of the ring again, and peered through a cleft between two jagged stones.
- Here and there old trees had been cut or broken down, and large rocks cloven or heaved aside to make a way.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
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- The orc fell with cloven head.
- Down the deep-cloven way that climbs beside the torrent we should have come, if fortune had been kinder.
- He went forward and climbed down the deep-cloven bank and stepped into the stream.
- 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.
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as in: cleave through
to split something -- especially with violent force
to cut through something
as in: cleave to
to hold firmly to something -- such as an object, a person or idea