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

  Rive \Rive\, v. t. [imp. Rived; p. p. Rived or Riven; p.
     pr. & vb. n. Riving.] [Icel. r[imac]fa, akin to Sw. rifva
     to pull asunder, burst, tear, Dan. rive to rake, pluck, tear.
     Cf. Reef of land, Rifle a gun, Rift, Rivel.]
     To rend asunder by force; to split; to cleave; as, to rive
     timber for rails or shingles.
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           I shall ryve him through the sides twain. --Chaucer.
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           The scolding winds have rived the knotty oaks. --Shak.
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           Brutus hath rived my heart.              --Shak.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Rive \Rive\, v. i.
     To be split or rent asunder.
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           Freestone rives, splits, and breaks in any direction.
                                                    --Woodward.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Rive \Rive\, n.
     A place torn; a rent; a rift. [Prov. Eng.]
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  rive
      v 1: tear or be torn violently; "The curtain ripped from top to
           bottom"; "pull the cooked chicken into strips" [syn:
           rend, rip, rive, pull]
      2: separate or cut with a tool, such as a sharp instrument;
         "cleave the bone" [syn: cleave, split, rive]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  73 Moby Thesaurus words for "rive":
     amputate, ax, bisect, breach, break, broach, butcher, carve, check,
     chink, chop, cleave, crack, crevasse, cut, cut apart, cut away,
     cut in two, cut off, cut open, dichotomize, dispart, dissever,
     ditch, divaricate, divide, excise, fissure, fly open, fracture,
     furrow, gap, gash, groove, hack, halve, hew, incise, jigsaw, lance,
     lay open, ope, open, open up, pare, part, prune, rend, rent, rift,
     rip, rupture, saw, scissor, separate, sever, slash, slice, slit,
     slot, snip, split, spread, spread out, spring open, sunder,
     swing open, tap, tear, tear open, throw open, trench, whittle
  
  

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