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  • At this point it was enlarged from the old road to its present width by cutting into the solid bastion of the rock on the far side of the gorge; and its left or western edge, looking down from the pass and the bridge, was marked and protected by a line of upright cut blocks of stone where its edge fell sheer away to the gorge.
  • At the sheer rock where the road went out of sight they saw him stop and lean against the rock and fire back up the road.

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as in: a sheer blouse Define
typically of fabric: very thin and delicate -- often transparent
as in: sheer fun Define
complete or pure -- without restriction, qualification, or other elements (used for emphasis)
as in: a sheer cliff Define
so steep it is almost vertical
as in: sheered to the left Define
change direction abruptly; or to cause such a change of direction
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