Once opened, this fissure between internal and external splits Hemon apart, giving him, effectively, double lives.
But both sides of this American fissure create a life lived less than fully.
I stood at the foot of the waterfall, looking up at the fissure from which it issued.
As well as I was able I crept into the fissure and felt one foot on a piece of iron.
One of these, the fissure Spring, is a hundred feet long and from four to ten feet wide.
He has the cunning of a serpent, and he will escape through some fissure in the rock.
If it is permitted to remain in the fissure for any time, it hardens, and only great dikes are formed.
A sand crank is a fissure in the horn of the wall of the foot.
But the pillar which is built as a filled-up tower is of course liable to fissure in any direction, if its cement give way.
Up this fissure the water rushes until it is level with the top.
c.1400, from Old French fissure (13c.) and directly from Latin fissura "a cleft," from root of findere "to split, cleave," from PIE *bhi-n-d-, from root *bheid- "to split" (cf. Sanskrit bhinadmi "I cleave," Old High German bizzan "to bite," Old English bita "a piece bitten off, morsel," Old Norse beita "to hunt with dogs," beita "pasture, food").
fissure fis·sure (fĭsh'ər)
A deep furrow, cleft, or slit.
A developmental break or fault in the enamel of a tooth.