The earthquake opened a small fissure across the road.
The crisis is creating a fissure in the coalition government.
Lava is flowing from a fissure that is ten miles east of the main crater.
The city is built above earthquake fissures.
The horses had been secured to some scattering shrubs that grew in the fissures of the rocks,
James Fenimore Cooper -- The Last of The Mohicans
mend the fissures that are splitting the family
The New York of Newland Archer’s day was a small and slippery [social] pyramid, in which, as yet, hardly a fissure had been made or a foothold gained.
Edith Wharton -- The Age of Innocence
The wear and tear of spring storms and melting snows had underwashed the bank and in one place had made a small cave out of a narrow fissure.
Jack London -- White Fang
Some of the fissures near the cliffs were a yard wide.
Charles Darwin -- The Voyage of the Beagle
When the chain was all paid out, the candle confirmed my suspicion; a considerable section of the wall was gone, exposing a good big fissure.
Mark Twain -- A Connecticut Yankee
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his brain had decreased in weight and there was a general smoothing out of cerebral convolutions as well as a deepening and broadening of brain fissures.
Daniel Keyes -- Flowers for Algernon
Ice was everywhere, in the valleys, in the cracks of stones, in fissures of the rock, in his hair, in his eyebrows.
David Almond -- Kit’s Wilderness
A granite shelf juts out from a fissure a few feet away.
Sabaa Tahir -- An Ember in the Ashes
She slides up close to the edge and pries at something wedged in a fissure of rock.
Lauren Oliver -- Before I Fall
"Hurts," she said, and then fissuring cracks spread out from her mouth, across her face.
Cassandra Clare -- City of Heavenly Fire
She bears witness as the fissures open up, the lava leaking out, this great explosion of what, I guess to her, must look like grief.
Gayle Forman -- Where She Went
Which makes me start to slide backward, away from Ben, who’s wisely thrown himself on his stomach at the edge of the fissure to avoid riding the chunk with me straight into the black hole.
Rick Yancey -- The 5th Wave
We dragged our boats across the beach toward a sea cave, its entrance a black fissure in a hill of rocks.
Ransom Riggs -- Hollow City
Then, up ahead, I heard a massive flushing sound—like water being forced through pipes …. or fissures.
Rick Riordan -- The Trials of Apollo
And out the demons came—from every cave and crevice, through every fissure and crack, from under the rocks and up from the mud, stomping and shuffling, slithering and sliding, through the murky shadows.
Norton Juster -- The Phantom Tollbooth
Even if you’re blasting miles away, there are bedrock fissures that can be weakened.
David Baldacci -- Zero Day
This is how my mother must have felt when she saw the first shaft of sunlight penetrate the fissure in her stone prison walls.
Lauren Oliver -- Delirium
The cleavage between them, a mythical fissure which I had never seen at such close range, gave forth a faint film of dew.
William Styron -- Sophie’s Choice
A jagged fissure snaked upward in the stones.
Rick Riordan -- The Blood of Olympus
Her body was as gray as ash, fissured with black lines like volcanic lava.
Cassandra Clare -- City of Lost Souls
The pain over my heart returns, and from it I imagine tiny fissures spreading out into my body.
Suzanne Collins -- Mockingjay
Suddenly, the stony cliffs beneath her cracked and fissured.
Scott Westerfeld -- Uglies
Whitecaps slapped into the fissures, a sensation that Louie compared to having alcohol poured onto a wound.
Laura Hillenbrand -- Unbroken
Those who can, have a fissure somewhere inside.
Ayn Rand -- The Fountainhead
Would you have any objection to my running my finger along your parietal fissure?
Arthur Conan Doyle -- The Hound of the Baskervilles
His feline eyes, slit by their single vertical pupils like fissures in a green-gold wall, were serious for once.
Cassandra Clare -- City of Bones
The asphalt had split in a lightning-streak pattern, and more tangles of weed sprouted through the fissures.
Khaled Hosseini -- The Kite Runner
There are deep caverns and fissures that reach none know whither.
Bram Stoker -- Dracula
She was getting so good the cracks and fissures were smaller and smaller.
Alice Sebold -- The Lovely Bones
Shingles from the slate roof fell through the fissures.
Christopher Paolini -- Eragon
He was not seen again; it is assumed he broke through a thin snow bridge and plummeted to his death at the bottom of one of the deep fissures.
Jon Krakauer -- Into the Wild
The great body was held back, but rivers spouted through fissures in the rolling wall and broke like day.
Zora Neale Hurston -- Their Eyes Were Watching God
Then, at last, Sirius slipped out of sight, and when they reached the place where he had vanished, they saw a narrow fissure in the rock.
J.K. Rowling -- Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire
Bujumbura sits alongside the tranquil waters of Lake Tan-ganyika, at the foot of a fissured mountain range that rises sharply out of the flats and glows orange on clear days, when the sun sets over Congo to the west.
Warren St. John -- Outcasts United
The fissure would’ve swallowed us, but Isis’s voice spoke in my mind, telling me the word I needed.
Rick Riordan -- The Red Pyramid
But because I spent so much time in the hospital, it did little to heal the fissures that had begun to form in our relationship.
Nicholas Sparks -- Dear John
Enormous it looked, its sprawling branches going up like reaching arms with many long-fingered hands, its knotted and twisted trunk gaping in wide fissures that creaked faintly as the boughs moved.
J.R.R. Tolkien -- The Fellowship of the Ring
Air-holes formed, fissures sprang and spread apart, while thin sections of ice fell through bodily into the river.
Jack London -- The Call of the Wild
I kept staring at the fissure in the marble floor where two years ago Nico had banished a bunch of bloodthirsty skeletons to the Underworld.
Rick Riordan -- The Last Olympian
It possessed no fissures, crevices, or other faults near enough to the ground that he could use to climb its sides.
Christopher Paolini -- Eldest
Beneath my head are stretched the others that preceded me in simony, flattened through the fissures of the rock.
Dante Alighieri -- Dante’s Inferno
All I could think of was the fissure in the dining room pavilion, where those skeletons had been consumed last summer.
Rick Riordan -- The Battle of the Labyrinth
The fissure in the earth had filled with gold and precious stones, bubbling in a thick soup of petroleum.
Rick Riordan -- The Son of Neptune
The horses had been secured to some scattering shrubs that grew in the fissures of the rocks, where, standing in the water, they were left to pass the night.
James Fenimore Cooper -- The Last of the Mohicans
His javelin slammed into the earth where Artemis had been a split second before, and a fissure opened in the rocks.