The pine-trees standing in inky blackness the rushing water, white with foam-above, the rifted thunder-clouds.
The gray cloud-tide, now a purple sea, was rifted by billows of flame.
Then the two crept cautiously down the rifted face of the cliff, holding the shadow of the crevices.
I knew that face, and my heart was rifted as if by a thunderbolt.
Large clumps of trees grow at their base, on their rifted sides, and even on their majestic tops, where the clouds seem to repose.
His precious blood has redeemed me, and I am at rest in the shadow of the rifted Rock.
Fifteen hundred feet higher up, above the top of the Plattenbergkopf, the ground began to be rifted.
At intervals an unnatural, ghastly light as from rifted clouds swiftly driving overhead passes across the scene.
In the Hard Pines the bark-formation begins early and the trunks of young trees are covered with a scaly or rifted bark.
The fog was rifted by the wind so that he could see with sufficient clearness the outlines and details of the high brick castle.
early 14c., "a split, act of splitting," from a Scandinavian source (cf. Danish and Norwegian rift "a cleft," Old Icelandic ript (pronounced "rift") "breach;" related to Old Norse ripa "to break a contract" (see riven). Figurative use from 1620s. Geological sense from 1921. As a verb, c.1300.