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precipice
used in Gulliver's Travels

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Definition
a very steep cliff

or:

any dangerous situation
  • This flapper is likewise employed diligently to attend his master in his walks, and upon occasion to give him a soft flap on his eyes; because he is always so wrapped up in cogitation, that he is in manifest danger of falling down every precipice, and bouncing his head against every post; and in the streets, of justling others, or being justled himself into the kennel.
    Part 3 — A Voyage to Laputa, Balnibarbi, .... (10% in)

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