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There was a crevasse which was called the "Enfer du Plogoff."

Come to me on the edge of the crevasse nearest the place of most destruction!

The German wishes he had dropped the Frenchman into the crevasse.

The crevasse through which it issues is wild and romantic in the extreme.

It was a stony smile, humorless as a crevasse in a rock-face.

When we came abreast of the crevasse, we could see through it to the country beyond.

Just then a row-boat came to the crevasse, and fearlessly headed into the opening.

We had entered the rapid current that swept into the crevasse.

I watched the edge of the crevasse, but I could not see that we either gained or lost.

She stopped a little while at the crevasse, I am told, but finding she could do no good, she went on.

WORD ORIGIN

1823, of glaciers; 1814, of riverbanks (in that case from Louisiana French), from French crevasse, from Old French crevace "crevice" (see crevice). Essentially the same word as crevice, but re-adopted in senses for which the meaning that had taken hold in crevice was felt to be too small.

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abyss

nounsomething very deep, usually a feature of land
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