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chasm
used in The Return of the King

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Definition
a large and deep and steep-sided opening on the earth's surface; or (more rarely) any large gap

or:

a large difference of opinion
  • So deep and narrow was that chasm that the sky was dark, and in it small stars glinted.
    5.2 -- Book 5 Chapter 2 -- The Passing of the Grey Company (87% in)
  • A short way beyond the way-meeting, after another steep incline, a flying bridge of stone leapt over the chasm and bore the road across into the tumbled slopes and glens of the Morgai.
    6.2 -- Book 6 Chapter 2 -- The Land of Shadow (4% in)
  • The light sprang up again, and there on the brink of the chasm, at the very Crack of Doom, stood Frodo, black against the glare, tense, erect, but still as if he had been turned to stone.
    6.3 -- Book 6 Chapter 3 -- Mount Doom (85% in)
  • Frodo gave a cry, and there he was, fallen upon his knees at the chasm's edge.
    6.3 -- Book 6 Chapter 3 -- Mount Doom (92% in)

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