Definition of crevice in English:
- A lack of legs helps them fit into tight gaps and crevices and down narrow holes.
- The figure is formed by shadows of rocks when the sun penetrates the cave trough openings and crevices.
- They lead an active life during the day and sleep at night, often hiding in caves or rock crevices.
crayfish from (Middle English):
A crayfish is not a fish but a freshwater crustacean that looks like a small lobster. Its name came into medieval English from Old French crevice, and was probably related to crab (although not to crevice (Middle English), which is from Old French crever, ‘to burst or split’). The spelling was altered in the 16th century simply because people thought that it made more sense: it lives in water, so it must be a fish.
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