At one point he fell down a crevasse and was left dangling in the abyss from a rope, up which he dragged his disintegrating body.
Some days, she felt as though glaciers were buckling around her and a crevasse yawned beneath her.
With the crawling, for instance, Bradey had been on top of a snow bridge that crossed a crevasse.
Lisle reflected rapidly as he followed up the crevasse, which showed no sign of narrowing.
Come to me on the edge of the crevasse nearest the place of most destruction!
From far down in the blue depths of the crevasse there arose a terrible sound, as if of a heavy blow.
The German wishes he had dropped the Frenchman into the crevasse.
Another flow of tears seemed imminent, but Tripp hurled himself into the crevasse and dammed it.
The crevasse through which it issues is wild and romantic in the extreme.
It was expected that unless she had fallen into a crevasse she would turn up at the camp that night.
1823, of glaciers; 1814, of riverbanks (in that case from Louisiana French), from French crevasse, from Old French crevace "crevice" (see crevice). Essentially the same word as crevice, but re-adopted in senses for which the meaning that had taken hold in crevice was felt to be too small.