crevice

[krev-is]
noun
a crack forming an opening; cleft; rift; fissure.

Origin:
1300–50; Middle English crevace < Anglo-French, Old French, equivalent to crev(er) to crack (< Latin crepāre) + -ace noun suffix

creviced, adjective

crevice, crevasse.
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crevice (ˈkrɛvɪs)
 
n
a narrow fissure or crack; split; cleft
 
[C14: from Old French crevace, from crever to burst, from Latin crepāre to crack]

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crevice
mid-14c., from O.Fr. crevace, from V.L. *crepacea, from L. crepare "to crack, creak;" meaning shifted from the sound of breaking to the resulting fissure.
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crevice crev·ice (krěv'ĭs)
n.
A narrow crack, fissure, or cleft.

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Example sentences
In the two days before the exterminators arrived, the ladybugs discovered every
  crack and crevice in our house.
If you can't hear any water and you don't notice any tracks, your best bet is
  to move into a valley or rocky crevice.
The underwater areas of each level are luminous with jellyfish, bubbles and
  colorful creatures blossoming from every crevice.
In other cases, crevice corrosion was responsible for the damage.
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