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cleave
used in Education of Little Tree

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

or:

to cut through something
  • Granpa set cross-legged before the lire and the light flickered over his face, changing it from old, to older .... making it look like rock crags and clefts in the shadows of his cheekbones until all I could see was the eyes looking at the fire; burning black, not like flames, but like embers going out.
    21. The Passing Song (22% in)

There are no more uses of "cleave" flagged with this meaning in Education of Little Tree.

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  • Granpa said he had practical called up Mr. Chunk and Mr. Slick out of the cleft.
    14. A Night on the Mountain (79% in)
  • I watched them until they disappeared amongst the trees, heading into a deep cleft between the mountains.
    14. A Night on the Mountain (42% in)
  • Far off, we heard a yell down in the cleft of the mountain.
    14. A Night on the Mountain (48% in)
  • The sound bounced off another mountain as plain as if Granpa had been over there; then it bounced into the cleft and on up the hollows, getting weaker and weaker.
    14. A Night on the Mountain (49% in)
  • The echoes had barely died away when we heard three gun shots from down in the cleft.
    14. A Night on the Mountain (50% in)

There are no more uses of "cleave" in Education of Little Tree.

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