Precipitious

Prec`i`pi´tious


a.1.Precipitous.
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Giles (1960) had suggested that in poorly controlled and precipitious delivery of the head the pressure gradient is high and the chances of retinal haemorrhage developing is high.
The Indonesian word curam (steep, sheer, precipitious, abrupt (of a cliff/abyss, etc.
Hearkening I heard again In my precipitious city beaten bells Winnow the keen sea wind.
Or the fascinating Marine Drive around the headland, where the road chings to the precipitious rock face on a thrill-a-minute four-mile long circumnavigation.
11) See ALLEN, supra note 3, at 7-20 (discussing "wide and precipitious decline of penal rehabilitationism" as a foundational theory for the criminal justice system).
Since the economy was in apparently precipitious decline, this amounted to a rapid demobilization.
One of the best ways to achieve an overview of the city, the cruise dock and Gastineau Channel is to hop aboard the Mount Roberts Tramway _ only 4 years old _ for the steep climb to a precipitious overlook (cost is about $20 for adults, $11 for children 12 and under).
In fact, he claims, the Inquisition died such a precipitious death in 1812, not because of its enemies, but rather because of persons within the Catholic family of Spain (53).
On the opposite end of the age spectrum, there has been a precipitious decline in the employment of older workers.
They're painted bright yellow, with large windows and, for safety on the precipitious roadways, three separate brake systems.