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From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Rive v. t. [imp. Rived p. p. Rived or Riven p. pr. & vb. n. Riving.]  To rend asunder by force; to split; to cleave; as, to rive timber for rails or shingles.
    I shall ryve him through the sides twain.   --Chaucer.
    The scolding winds have rived the knotty oaks.   --Shak.
    Brutus hath rived my heart.   --Shak.