Definition of Precipices

1. Noun. (plural of precipice) ¹



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Definition of Precipices

1. precipice [n] - See also: precipice

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Precipices

preciosity
precious
precious coral
precious metal
precious metals
precious stone
precious stones
preciouses
preciously
preciousness
preciousnesses
precip
precipe
precipes
precipice
precipices (current term)
precipitabilities
precipitability
precipitable
precipitable water
precipitance
precipitances
precipitancies
precipitancy
precipitant
precipitantly
precipitantness
precipitants
precipitate
precipitated

Literary usage of Precipices

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1. The History of the Rebellion and Civil Wars in England by Edward Hyde Clarendon (1807)
"greater danger by the precipices of that hill, than he could have undergone by ... down the precipices, than by the fword. ..."

2. Italy: With Sketches of Spain and Portugal by William Beckford (1835)
"In the evening we perceived several further indications of approaching Italy; and after sun-set the Adige, rolling its full tide between precipices, ..."

3. Selections from Strabo: With an Introduction on Strabo's Life and Works by Strabo, Henry Fanshawe Tozer (1893)
"ALPINE ROADS, precipices, AND AVALANCHES. (IV. 6. б.) This is a singularly graphic description of the principal features of Alpine passes. ..."

4. A Tramp Abroad by Mark Twain (1880)
"... lofty precipices and hurls itself over a succession of falls. After one passes the last of these he has a backward glimpse at the falls which is very ..."

5. Geological Sketches at Home and Abroad by Archibald Geikie (1882)
"Hence the precipices Fig. 2.—View of the Flagstone Cliffs of Holburn Head, Caithness, showing how their vertical face is produced by the wedging off of ..."

6. The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire by Edward Gibbon (1887)
"... they should cast themselves headlong from some lofty rock ; and many precipices were shown which had acquired fame by the number of religious suicides. ..."

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