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A narrow crack or opening; a fissure or cleft.

[Middle English, from Old French crevace, probably from Vulgar Latin *crepācia, from *crepa, from Latin crepāre, to crack.]

crev′iced adj.
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Octopi enter pots as a habitat alternative to natural creviced structure, so pots require no bait; this is a further cost-saving consideration in targeting this species.
Key to this new approach was the detailed observation and dispassionate documentation of ordinary life, as in Leon Augustin Lhermitte's 1878 portrait of an elderly peasant woman, whose face is deeply creviced by time and care.