Once opened, this fissure between internal and external splits Hemon apart, giving him, effectively, double lives.
But both sides of this American fissure create a life lived less than fully.
I stood at the foot of the waterfall, looking up at the fissure from which it issued.
The least fissure in the latter would have inundated the channel.
One of these, the fissure Spring, is a hundred feet long and from four to ten feet wide.
It is the sound of our souls escaping from some fissure of the brain.
If it is permitted to remain in the fissure for any time, it hardens, and only great dikes are formed.
He walked and walked, and came to a hill: in that hill was a fissure, and in the fissure stood a hut.
But the pillar which is built as a filled-up tower is of course liable to fissure in any direction, if its cement give way.
She peered into the shadowy gulf, but could not see the bottom of the fissure.
c.1400, from Old French fissure (13c.) and directly from Latin fissura "a cleft," from root of findere "to split, cleave," from PIE *bhi-n-d-, from root *bheid- "to split" (cf. Sanskrit bhinadmi "I cleave," Old High German bizzan "to bite," Old English bita "a piece bitten off, morsel," Old Norse beita "to hunt with dogs," beita "pasture, food").
fissure fis·sure (fĭsh'ər)
A deep furrow, cleft, or slit.
A developmental break or fault in the enamel of a tooth.