declivity

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a downward slope or distance

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Meanwhile they galloped along without difficulty over the low levels and gentle declivities that lead down to the Senegal.
A mild pale moon rose behind the declivities of the coast, streaking at first the undulating ripples of the sea, which appeared to have calmed after the roaring it had sent forth during the vision of Athos - the moon, we say, shed its diamonds and opals upon the briers and bushes of the hills.
In "Nursing Home," where we encounter a woman with dementia-like symptoms, a verse opening ("Brain scans on her show//her perisylvian pathways and declivities / choked by cities") is followed by a prose piece, which reads as an extract from an academic paper.
Large increases of the unsprung mass velocity can be observed, only for large declivities, followed by straight areas of the rolling surface.
Cities of the future will not need to cluster in balls or wedge themselves into declining declivities.
His account of the species is filled with picturesque details of their behavior: "It is indeed an interesting sight to observe these little birds in a gale, coursing over the waves, down the declivities, up the ascents of the foaming surf, that threatens to burst over their heads; sweeping along the hollow troughs of the sea, as in a sheltered valley, and again mounting with the rising billow, and, just above its surface, occasionally dropping their feet, which, striking the water, throw them up again with additional force; sometimes leaping with both legs parallel, on the surface of the roughest waves for several yards at a time.
Fortunately the course of the storm was checked by the Flinders range, whose grim cliffs and rocky declivities were proof against the utmost violence of the unwelcome invader.
Inland, the eye is dazzled by a changing array - hills with steep ravines, sheep perched on the ridges, apparently untroubled by the declivities so near to their hoofs, with some places substituting cows, which seem to be in great period owing to their greater bulk.