At one point he fell down a crevasse and was left dangling in the abyss from a rope, up which he dragged his disintegrating body.
Some days, she felt as though glaciers were buckling around her and a crevasse yawned beneath her.
With the crawling, for instance, Bradey had been on top of a snow bridge that crossed a crevasse.
Lisle reflected rapidly as he followed up the crevasse, which showed no sign of narrowing.
When we came abreast of the crevasse, we could see through it to the country beyond.
From far down in the blue depths of the crevasse there arose a terrible sound, as if of a heavy blow.
“We are beyond the end of the crevasse,” he said; and once more they went on upward.
Another flow of tears seemed imminent, but Tripp hurled himself into the crevasse and dammed it.
The ruin had all been below—below the crevasse they had just crossed.
It was expected that unless she had fallen into a crevasse she would turn up at the camp that night.
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.