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cleave
used in The Hunchback of Notre Dame

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Definition
to split something — especially with violent force

or:

to cut through something
  • ...venture, he dared not return to the lodging which he occupied in the Rue Grenier-sur-l'Eau, opposite to the Port-au-Foin, having depended upon receiving from monsieur the provost for his epithalamium, the wherewithal to pay Master Guillaume Doulx-Sire, farmer of the taxes on cloven-footed animals in Paris, the rent which he owed him, that is to say, twelve sols parisian; twelve times the value of all that he possessed in the world, including his trunk-hose, his shirt, and his cap.
    1.2.1 — Vol 1 Bk 2 Chpt 1 — From Charybdis to Scylla (14% in)

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