Not the height, it is the declivity
that is terrible!
Those who are seated in the carriage do not observe that they are doing down a declivity
of twenty to twenty-five degrees
Pres- ently, when Sandy slid from the horse, motioned me to stop, and went creeping stealthily, with her head bent nearly to her knees, toward a row of bushes that bordered a declivity
, the thumpings grew stronger and quicker.
The flat top of the mountain may have had about twenty feet in breadth at this point, and, on the other side, the slope presented a less declivity
The smoke of his rifle betrayed him, and I was no sooner on my feet than he was off his and rolling down the declivity
This little troop of our countrymen were upon the declivity
of a hill near a wood; above them stood the Abyssins, who resolved to remain quiet spectators of the battle, and to declare themselves on that side which should be favoured with victory.
Our columns ought to have begun to appear on an open declivity
to his right.
As best I could, I stumbled after him down a steep declivity
beginning at the forest's edge.
of the upper surface, from the circumference to the centre, is the natural cause why all the dews and rains, which fall upon the island, are conveyed in small rivulets toward the middle, where they are emptied into four large basins, each of about half a mile in circuit, and two hundred yards distant from the centre.
Recovering her reserve she sat without replying, and thus they reached the summit of another declivity
Beyond was a steep declivity
to the shore of a placid, inland sea, upon the quiet surface of which lay several beautiful islands.
But before the obstacle they were approaching, Vronsky began working at the reins, anxious to avoid having to take the outer circle, and swiftly passed Mahotin just upon the declivity