cliff => cleave, cleavage.
- cleavage (n.)
- 1816, in geology, "action of splitting (rocks or gems) along natural fissures," from cleave (v.1) + -age. General meaning "action or state of cleaving or being cleft" is from 1867.
The sense of "cleft between a woman's breasts in low-cut clothing" is first recorded 1946, defined in a "Time" magazine article [Aug. 5] as the "Johnston Office trade term for the shadowed depression dividing an actress' bosom into two distinct sections;" traditionally first used in this sense by U.S. publicist Joseph I. Breen (1888-1965), head of the Production Code Administration (replaced 1945 by Eric Johnston), enforcers of Hollywood self-censorship, in reference to Jane Russell's costumes and poses in "The Outlaw."
- 1. Cellular cleavage and proliferation was markedly inhibited.
- 2. This cleavage persisted during the whole civilized period.
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- 3. This marks the end of the cleavage stage of development.
- 4. He had made a great cleavage in his life.
- 5. Cleavage of secondary bonds can also be responsible for polymer deterioration.
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