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 for precipice
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Precipice \Prec"i*pice\, n. [F. pr['e]cipice, L. praecipitium,
     fr. praeceps, -cipitis, headlong; prae before + caput,
     capitis, the head. See Pre-, and Chief.]
     1. A sudden or headlong fall. [Obs.] --Fuller.
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     2. A headlong steep; a very steep, perpendicular, or
        overhanging place; an abrupt declivity; a cliff.
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              Where wealth like fruit on precipices grew.
                                                    --Dryden.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  precipice
      n 1: a very steep cliff

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  25 Moby Thesaurus words for "precipice":
     bluff, cliff, crag, crest, escarpment, face, hilltop, knoll,
     lofty peak, mountaintop, palisade, palisades, peak, pic, pico,
     pike, pinnacle, point, scar, scarp, spur, steep, summit, tor,
     wall
  
  

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