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David Copperfield Dictionary

Words many people don't know when reading David Copperfield
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 * Capricious * Caul   * Doctors' Commons * Precipice
* Precipitation * Proctor * Remittance * Strait-waistcoat

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Precipice


A very steep cliff; overhanging steep rock; brink of a disastrous situation

See Copperfield, ch. 55 - "There was a dark gloom in my solitary chamber, when I at length returned to it; but I was tired now, and, getting into bed again, fell - off a tower and down a precipice - into the depths of sleep" - and ch. 58 - "I had found sublimity and wonder in the dread heights and precipices, in the roaring torrents, and the wastes of ice and snow; but as yet, they had taught me nothing else." 

 

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