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cleave to

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Synonyms for cleave

to separate into parts with or as if with a sharp-edged instrument

to hold fast

Synonyms for cleave

separate or cut with a tool, such as a sharp instrument

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make by cutting into

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Johnson seems to spend all his spare time there or aloft at the crosstrees, watching the Ghost cleaving the water under press of sail.
There was the white-clad man's body, and the rich brown patch of the hair, and nothing below the waist but the 'thwart-ship white lines of the bridge-screens, that lead the eye to the sharp white lines of the bows cleaving the muddy water of the river.
A flash of recollection crossing his brain at the same instant, he released his hold, and stretching forth an arm in the very wantonness of gratification, he seized the Doctor by the hair, which instantly revealed its artificial formation, by cleaving to his hand, leaving the white and shining poll of the naturalist with a covering no warmer than the skin.
cried a voice he knew, as the man who spoke came cleaving through the throng.
Vainly striving to utter a cry of terror, with his tongue cleaving to his mouth, he rushed madly forward.
As the course of this tale requires that we should become acquainted, somewhere hereabouts, with a few particulars connected with the domestic economy of Mr Sampson Brass, and as a more convenient place than the present is not likely to occur for that purpose, the historian takes the friendly reader by the hand, and springing with him into the air, and cleaving the same at a greater rate than ever Don Cleophas Leandro Perez Zambullo and his familiar travelled through that pleasant region in company, alights with him upon the pavement of Bevis Marks.
The process uses proprietary hand crimp and cleaving tools instead of more complex epoxy/polish methods.
After cleaving the DNA, BglII resets itself to an open position.
The automated cleavers ultimately allow the user to streamline the cleaving process undisrupted to cleave single or multiple fibers with maximum precision and time efficiency.
Ribozymes are the product of Nobel Prize winning science and are synthetically engineered to act as "molecular scissors" capable of cleaving target RNA in a highly specific manner.
Cleaving with remarkable consistency to the Balkans policy of its predecessors, the Bush administration has not opposed the rechristening of Albanian terrorist leader Ali Ahmeti as a "statesman.
The association is still more telling in The Untouchable: 'I wanted to tell her about the blade of sunlight cleaving the velvet shadows of the public urinal' (p.
Sizing methods used involve cleaving, scribing fractioning scissors, sawing, cutting, torching, and wire EDM (electro discharge machining).
The neoplastic cells vary from small to large, showing folding and cleaving of the nuclei, resembling centrocytes (small- to medium-sized cleaved cells with inconspicuous nucleoli) and centroblasts (large noncleaved cells with vesicular chromatin and several peripheral nucleoli).
It's balls-out, straight-ahead punk rock that would be right at home in 1982 as the music was cleaving itself into punk and hardcore camps.