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- noun A deep and narrow sea-
inletin the British Isles, especially Cornwall and the south-west, cut by erosioninto sea- cliffs, and with steep or vertical side-walls.
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About three days after Silas was drowned, John was one afternoon out fishing for bait, and happened to be keeping rather close to the cliff-line, when he perceived a little seal emerge from a zawn [M] and come swimming, as with a settled purpose, towards the boat.