declivity


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a downward slope or distance

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The declivity, where the gaze shooteth DOWNWARDS, and the hand graspeth UPWARDS.
This, this is MY declivity and my danger, that my gaze shooteth towards the summit, and my hand would fain clutch and lean--on the depth!
They mistake their carriage and its horizontal lines for a proper measure of the normal plain, and therefore all the objects outside which really are in a horizontal position must show a disproportion of twenty to twenty-five degrees declivity, in regard to the mountain."
When he had reached the opposite declivity, and the abyss was before him, Joe, by a vigorous effort, hoisted himself from the ground, and, clambering up by the cordage, rejoined his friends.
As Woola and I approached the bottom of the declivity the ground became soft and mushy, so that it was with the greatest difficulty that we made any headway whatever.
He then waved his hand for them to follow, and threw himself down the steep declivity, with free, but careful footsteps.
She heard a stone roll a long time down the declivity of the rocky beach above the sands.
She tottered on the brink, felt the steep declivity under her feet, and rushed down blindly to save herself from a headlong fall.
The ground was still on the incline, its declivity seemed to be getting greater, and to be leading us to greater depths.
On the declivity of the Atlantic basin the first streams, branches of the North Platte River, already appeared.
The two friends rode rapidly down the declivity of the Faubourg, but on arriving at the bottom were surprised to find that the streets of Paris had become rivers, and the open places lakes; after the great rains which fell in January the Seine had overflowed its banks and the river inundated half the capital.
The waters from the highlands at the extreme northern portion of Alto Paraguay Basin (Parecis and Cuiaba) flow toward the Amazon Basin on the northernmost side, and to BAP through the downward slope running towards south; the eastern slopes (Bodoquena, Maracaju and Sao Jeronimo) drain through the eastern declivity towards Araguaia and Parana rivers, and, through the western declivity they flow into the Alto Paraguay Basin.
The experimental area, located in the municipality of Seropedica-RJ, Brazil, has soil classified as Red Yellow Argisol (605 g [kg.sup.-1] of sand, 109 g [kg.sup.-1] of silt and 286 g [kg.sup.-1] of clay) with mean declivity of 0.09 m [m.sup.-1].
The areas with macrophytes are characterized by having low depth and declivity, with little projection of the marginal trees upon the water surface, so they receive a higher solar irradiation.