past and past participle of cleave1.
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Split, divided, or partially divided into two: a cleft chin
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- Mostly, he saw Bert's fists moving rhythmically, seeming inexorably drawn to Marlon's cleft chin like magnets drawn to metal.
- Painted five years earlier, the nine children of Friedrich Wilhelm Paul Leopold of Schleswig-Holstein each shared the dark eyes and cleft chin of their father.
- Many orthopedic conditions, just like dimples or cleft chins, are just normal variations of human anatomy that don't require treatment.
1A fissure or split, especially one in rock or the ground.
- The kraal had been ripped asunder, and the ground within the rock cleft and by the cave entrance was littered with dead sheep.
- A thin cleft in the rock split the ridge like a wound.
- There is an early legend that swallows and swifts hibernated in caves or clefts in the rocks.
1.1A vertical indentation in the middle of a person’s forehead or chin.
- He ran his thumb down the cleft of his chin, self-consciously, over a small vertical shaving nick on the cleft of his chin.
- His deep Italian accent made him look all the more adorable as did the small mole left on the cleft of his dimpled chin.
- The image of him was quickly fading from Kathleen's mind, but she remembered his firm chin, with a decided cleft down its middle.
1.2A deep division between two parts of the body.
- It is rare that tissue is needed from elsewhere in the body to close a cleft.
- There is no nerve plexus in the clefts between these muscle layers.
- He or she will feel for pulses behind your inside ankle bone or in the cleft between your big and next toe.