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cleave
used in Treasure Island

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1  —1 use as in:
cleave through
Definition
to split something — especially with violent force

or:

to cut through something
  • Already the others had begun to lend an ear to this encouragement and were coming a little to themselves, when the same voice broke out again—not this time singing, but in a faint distant hail that echoed yet fainter among the clefts of the Spy-glass.
    Chapter 32 — The Treasure-hunt—The Voice Among the Trees (29% in)

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  • J. F., and a score below, with a clove hitch to it; so he done ever.
    Chapter 29 — The Black Spot Again (73% in)
  • "You're a good lad, Jim," he said; "and you're all in a clove hitch, ain't you?
    Chapter 15 — The Man of the Island (58% in)
  • Would you think it likely, now, that your squire would prove a liberal-minded one in case of help—him being in a clove hitch, as you remark?
    Chapter 15 — The Man of the Island (60% in)
  • The dusk had come nigh hand completely, and as I opened out the cleft between the two peaks, I became aware of a wavering glow against the sky, where, as I judged, the man of the island was cooking his supper before a roaring fire.
    Chapter 27 — "Pieces of Eight" (57% in)
  • We pulled easily, by Silver's directions, not to weary the hands prematurely, and after quite a long passage, landed at the mouth of the second river—that which runs down a woody cleft of the Spy-glass.
    Chapter 31 — The Treasure-hunt—Flint's Pointer (57% in)

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