Rift Rift, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Rifted}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Rifting}.] To cleave; to rive; to split; as, to rift an oak or a rock; to rift the clouds. --Longfellow. [1913 Webster]

To dwell these rifted rocks between. --Wordsworth. [1913 Webster]

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