Usage examples for cleaving

  1. We transformed the poor creatures into a motionless, miserable mass, and just now they were cleaving the air with their strong wings, proclaiming by proud, glad cries to their families among the reeds their approach with an abundant store of prey. – The Complete Historical Romances of Georg Ebers by Georg Ebers
  2. The gallant General Smith, the bravest of the brave and ex- butcher, escaped at the very beginning of the affray, but I saw the Comanche chief cleaving the skull of Captain Hunt with his tomahawk. – Monsieur Violet by Frederick Marryat
  3. My last snipe, a jack, fell in the lake, and Maria, bursting through the reeds with kangaroo bounds, and cleaving the water like a torpedo- boat, was a model of all the virtues of her kind. – Some Experiences of an Irish R.M. by E. OE. Somerville Martin Ross