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Messages pass between one cell and onto the next by floating across the space between — a gap called the synaptic cleft.
Like the Korean Peninsula, Illinois is cleft into two parts: Chicagoland and “downstate.”Romney and Santorum Face Off: 5 Things To Watch For In Illinois|Ben Jacobs|March 19, 2012|DAILY BEAST
He pretended that it was five hundred years' journey from one to another, and that he cleft the moon in twain.A Philosophical Dictionary, Volume 1 (of 10)|Franois-Marie Arouet (AKA Voltaire)
So I even told her how he had gone over the edge into the cleft, but without saying that we feared for his life for so long.A Prince of Cornwall|Charles W. Whistler
Thrice—De Valmont's guard shivered as a rush—through shield, hauberk, gorget cleft the Vikings' blade.God Wills It!|William Stearns Davis
Point a pitying finger to the yawning abyss of shame, ruin, and despair that even now perhaps is being cleft under his feet.Eric, or Little by Little|Frederic W. Farrar
But a single effective shot into the centre of the column had cleft it as a rock divides a torrent.Overland|John William De Forest