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Great Rift

noun, Astronomy.
a group of large dark clouds in the Milky Way between the constellations Cygnus and Sagittarius. Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • He said no more, but ran forward again along the still unoccupied way, till a curve of the Great Rift hid him from their sight.

    !Tention George Manville Fenn
  • Then for a moment a Great Rift in the barrier appears beneath us.

    'Green Balls' Paul Bewsher
  • Inside of him was a Great Rift of light, infinitely vast and infinitely distant.

    Three Soldiers John Dos Passos
  • Until then, I had been staying just within the shadow of the exit of the Great Rift.

    The House on the Borderland William Hope Hodgson
  • At last he aroused himself, trimmed with careful hand his guiding wick and set forth to penetrate the Great Rift.

    Under the Witches' Moon Nathan Gallizier
  • A chilly mist streamed up out of it, and the Great Rift looked black and grim and forbidding.

    The Greater Power Harold Bindloss
  • Below in the river the town was reflected complete, with a Great Rift of steely blue across it where the wind ruffled the water.

    Three Soldiers John Dos Passos
  • Presently, however, he struck in again towards the Great Rift along the flank of a high barren ridge.

    Out of the Depths Robert Ames Bennet
  • It was as if a Great Rift in the earth had suddenly opened before the eyes of the banking community.

    The Moneychangers Upton Sinclair
  • When he finally turned it was to observe the watercourse cascading down a Great Rift in the walls of the gorge.

    The Triumph of John Kars Ridgwell Cullum

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