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sever
used in The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes

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Definition
to split something into two unconnected parts — usually by cutting

or:

to break up or end a relationship; or to separate from something
  • The firemen had been much perturbed at the strange arrangements which they had found within, and still more so by discovering a newly severed human thumb upon a window-sill of the second floor.
    Adventure IX — The Adventure of the Engineer's Thumb (97% in)

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