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[klift] /klɪft/
noun, South Midland U.S.
Origin of clift
1350-1400; Middle English, alteration of cliff (perhaps by influence of cleft1)


[klift] /klɪft/
Montgomery, 1920–66, U.S. actor. Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • Malcolm rising up to look about him a little, spied six MacLeods creeping in about to the clift with their muskets cock'd.

  • clift, klift, n. same as Cliff, the form arising under the influence of Cleft.

  • Neither Cuvier, nor the German doctors, nor Mr. clift had succeeded in so doing.

    Extinct Monsters H. N. Hutchinson
  • We had been carried into a clift where there is a coastguard station; and the good men had come down and were helping us on shore.

    Modern Broods Charlotte Mary Yonge
  • He falls over a clift inter a ragin' torrent—an' slips through an army of men.

    When 'Bear Cat' Went Dry Charles Neville Buck

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