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Sima

Accidentes geográficos

Spanish Vocabulary Builder 6/26/2010
Word: Sima
(SI-ma), sustantivo femenino.
English: Abyss, cave
Etymology: De origen incierto.
Meaning: Cavidad grande y muy profunda en la tierra.
Topic:Accidentes geográficos
Example:

Se acercó, y a través de las hojas ligeramente oscilantes vislumbró la hendidura en la roca. Un instante después, ya estaba descendiendo por la sima, palpando las paredes musgosas del interior de la caverna.

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