steepish


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steepish

(ˈstiːpɪʃ)
adj
somewhat or a little steep
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Adj.1.steepish - somewhat steep
steep - having a sharp inclination; "the steep attic stairs"; "steep cliffs"
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The limit of this evil time had arrived only when, on the dawn of a winter's morning, Peter Quint was found, by a laborer going to early work, stone dead on the road from the village: a catastrophe explained-- superficially at least--by a visible wound to his head; such a wound as might have been produced--and as, on the final evidence, HAD been-- by a fatal slip, in the dark and after leaving the public house, on the steepish icy slope, a wrong path altogether, at the bottom of which he lay.
I was suddenly, upon turning the corner of a steepish downy field, in the midst of a retired little village between gently rising hills; a small stream before me to be forded, a church standing on a sort of knoll to my right-- which church was strikingly large and handsome for the place, and not a gentleman or half a gentleman's house to be seen excepting one--to be presumed the Parsonage-- within a stone's throw of the said knoll and church.
We'd been assured that it was a relatively low level route - but it included enough rocky, steepish climbs for us to feel like thrill-seekers.
Handling is great and the 1200T is surprisingly agile, thanks to its short wheelbase and steepish fork rake.
Beginners and improvers will love the blue cruising runs and more experienced skiers will be challenged by some of the reds and steepish but wide blacks.
The West Vale is hosted by Stainland and is a tough race, with steepish climbs and some rough paths meaning eyes need to be glued to the ground for much of the race.
Barafundle Bay, one of the best beaches in the UK, is accessed from the path by some steepish steps and is certainly very sheltered and has beautiful sands.
In fact, after a week behind the wheel of the S80, it was hard to pick fault, except perhaps for the steepish asking price of nearly pounds 31,000, but sometimes you have to pay for quality.
On these runs, skiers and snowboarders can find a lot of variety - from steepish pitches and terrain parks to beginner meadows and some short meanders through woods.
Last weekend, out walking, my girl friend and I watched a father swan struggling to insist that his family - one wife and four youngsters - follow him on a long Sunday afternoon walk up a steepish hill away from their home.