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cleave: to split; pa. t. “cleft” Wint. III. ii. 197, 3H6 I. i. 12, “clove” Lr. I. iv. 176; pa. pple. “cleft” Gent. V. iv. 103, “cloven” (always qualifying a sb., e.g. Tp. I. ii. 277 “a cloven pine” ).
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    • William Shakespeare, King Lear, 1.4
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