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rift

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1 an irregular usually narrow break in a surface created by pressure
  • a small rift opened in the earth's crust

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2 an open space in a barrier (as a wall or hedge)
  • it was possible to peek through the rift in the fence and see the ball game

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rift

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The first known use of rift was in the 14th century

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“Rift.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/rift. Accessed 20 Sep. 2021.

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