Ashamed to hesitate, now that the truth was no longer doubtful, the leader of the party resumed his journey, using the precaution, as he ascended the slight acclivity
, to release his own rifle from the strap, and to cast it into a situation more convenient for sudden use.
It prompted the matron to say that she would walk a little way--as far as to the point where the acclivity
from the valley began its first steep ascent to the outer world.
When we had surmounted the acclivity
, I was about to withdraw my arm from his, but by a slight tightening of the elbow was tacitly informed that such was not his will, and accordingly desisted.
To this end I left the more frequented regions, the wooded valleys, the corn-fields, and the meadow-lands, and proceeded to mount the steep acclivity
of Wildfell, the wildest and the loftiest eminence in our neighbourhood, where, as you ascend, the hedges, as well as the trees, become scanty and stunted, the former, at length, giving place to rough stone fences, partly greened over with ivy and moss, the latter to larches and Scotch fir-trees, or isolated blackthorns.
Seeking this gentle acclivity
, they began to ascend it with alacrity, trusting to find at the top one of those elevated plains which prevail among the Rocky Mountains.
At eight o'clock it descended the farther slope, the acclivity
of which was much less abrupt.
The clump of laurel in which the criminal lay was in the angle of a road which, after, ascending, southward, a steep acclivity
to that point, turned sharply to the west, running along the summit for perhaps one hundred yards.
As my eye followed that awful acclivity
far away up into the remote skies, it seemed to me that all I had ever seen before of sublimity and magnitude was small and insignificant compared to this.
In some parts, slight curls of smoke emitted a sulphurous smell, proving that the internal fires had lost nothing of their expansive powers, though, having climbed a high acclivity
, I could see no volcano for a radius of several miles.
Whilst, however, the horses were climbing the steep acclivity
which leads from the river to the castle, several shop-boys approached the last horse, from whose saddle-bow a number of birds were suspended by the beak.
From the edge of the wood leading up the acclivity
are the tracks of horses and wheels - the wheels of cannon.