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cleave
used in The Return of the King

12 uses
  • They came to a cleft between two dark crags, and passing through found themselves on the very edge of the last fence of Mordor.
    6.2 -- Book 6 Chapter 2 -- The Land of Shadow (41% in)
  • In each hand he held up one half of a great horn cloven through the middle: a wild-ox horn bound with silver.
    5.1 -- Book 5 Chapter 1 -- Minas Tirith (32% in)
  • All day far below them a leaping stream had run down from the high pass behind, cleaving its narrow way between pine-clad walls; and now through a stony gate it flowed out and passed into a wider vale.
    5.3 -- Book 5 Chapter 3 -- The Muster of Rohan (3% in)
  • Flats and meads of rough grass, grey now in the falling night, lay all about, but in front on the far side of the dale Merry saw a frowning wall, a last outlier of the great roots of the Starkhorn, cloven by the river in ages past.
    5.3 -- Book 5 Chapter 3 -- The Muster of Rohan (21% in)
  • Fewer were they but they clove through the Southrons like a fire-bolt in a forest.
    5.6 -- Book 5 Chapter 6 -- The Battle of the Pelennor Fields (8% in)
  • The outstretched neck she clove asunder, and the hewn head fell like a stone.
    5.6 -- Book 5 Chapter 6 -- The Battle of the Pelennor Fields (28% in)
  • No other blade, not though mightier hands had wielded it, would have dealt that foe a wound so bitter, cleaving the undead flesh, breaking the spell that knit his unseen sinews to his will.
    5.6 -- Book 5 Chapter 6 -- The Battle of the Pelennor Fields (54% in)
  • Drawing his eyes down from the tower and the horns of the Cleft before him, he forced his unwilling feet to obey him, and slowly, listening with all his ears, peering into the dense shadows of the rocks beside the way, he retraced his steps, past the place where Frodo fell, and still the stench of Shelob lingered, and then on and up, until he stood again in the very cleft where he had put on the Ring and seen Shagrat's company go by.
    6.1 -- Book 6 Chapter 1 -- The Tower of Cirith Ungol (7% in)
  • Drawing his eyes down from the tower and the horns of the Cleft before him, he forced his unwilling feet to obey him, and slowly, listening with all his ears, peering into the dense shadows of the rocks beside the way, he retraced his steps, past the place where Frodo fell, and still the stench of Shelob lingered, and then on and up, until he stood again in the very cleft where he had put on the Ring and seen Shagrat's company go by.
    6.1 -- Book 6 Chapter 1 -- The Tower of Cirith Ungol (8% in)
  • Then suddenly he realized that it was not so, his hearing had deceived him: the orc-cries came from the tower, whose topmost horn was now right above him, on the left hand of the Cleft.
    6.1 -- Book 6 Chapter 1 -- The Tower of Cirith Ungol (11% in)
  • Out of a gully on the left, so sharp and narrow that it looked as if the black cliff had been cloven by some huge axe, water came dripping down: the last remains, maybe, of some sweet rain gathered from sunlit seas, but ill-fated to fall at last upon the walls of the Black Land and wander fruitless down into the dust.
    6.2 -- Book 6 Chapter 2 -- The Land of Shadow (28% in)
  • But only a short way ahead its floor and the walls on either side were cloven by a great fissure, out of which the red glare came, now leaping up, now dying down into darkness; and all the while far below there was a rumour and a trouble as of great engines throbbing and labouring.
    6.3 -- Book 6 Chapter 3 -- Mount Doom (85% in)

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