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sever

To separate, as when the mineral interests are severed from the surface rights in real property.

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Beneath the second dial he found the steel pin severed as in the other, but the controlling mechanism had first been set for a point upon the western hemisphere.
What, in that flash of instant when his brain was severed from the rest of his body, Borckman may have felt or thought, if he felt or thought at all, is a mystery unsolvable to living man.
A brown hand shot down with a keen blade and severed the strap about his waist and giant muscles lifted him bodily from his seat.
She dropped my weapons at my feet, and, snatching the knife from its resting place, severed the bonds that held me.
Then everybody despises him for his cowardice and wants him punished and made ridiculous; so they hough him from behind, and it is the funniest thing in the world to see him hobbling around on his severed legs; the whole vast house goes into hurricanes of laughter over it; I have laughed till the tears ran down my cheeks to see it.
Then I lay quiet, waiting to sever these last when the strain should be once more lightened by a breath of wind.
But to give him anything to drink was impossible, or would have been so had not the landlord bored a reed, and putting one end in his mouth poured the wine into him through the other; all which he bore with patience rather than sever the ribbons of his helmet.
Kantos Kan perceived my coup and stepping quickly to my side he placed his foot upon my neck and withdrawing his sword from my body gave me the final death blow through the neck which is supposed to sever the jugular vein, but in this instance the cold blade slipped harmlessly into the sand of the arena.
One hand was almost severed at the wrist and his silvery hair was dabbled in blood.
This tree was connected with all the events that had severed America from England.
Here all is literal, even to the severed arm of Wolfe, and the urn which held the ashes of Queen Dido.*
Kennedy severed the head of one from its body with his first shot, and Joe broke the wing of another.