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precipice
used in The Two Towers

4 uses
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Definition
a very steep cliff

or:

any dangerous situation
  • But west would lead them only into more labour and delay, back towards the heart of the hills; east would take them to the outer precipice.
    4.1 -- Book 4 Chapter 1 -- The Taming of Smeagol (16% in)
  • In the end, worn out, they just cast themselves on the ground under the lee of a boulder lying not far from the foot of the precipice.
    4.1 -- Book 4 Chapter 1 -- The Taming of Smeagol (58% in)
  • Down the face of a precipice, sheer and almost smooth it seemed in the pale moonlight, a small black shape was moving with its thin limbs splayed out.
    4.1 -- Book 4 Chapter 1 -- The Taming of Smeagol (60% in)
  • If I, wearing it, were to command you, you would obey, even if it were to leap from a precipice or to cast yourself into the fire.
    4.3 -- Book 4 Chapter 3 -- The Black Gate is Closed (40% in)

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