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  • The young Mohican gave a shout of triumph, and followed by Duncan, he glided up the acclivity they had descended to the combat, and sought the friendly shelter of the rocks and shrubs.
    James Fenimore Cooper  --  The Last of the Mohicans
  • On the 18th of June, 1815, the rains had still farther increased this acclivity, the mud complicated the problem of the ascent, and the men not only slipped back, but stuck fast in the mire.
    Victor Hugo  --  Les Miserables
  • 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.
    Thomas Hardy  --  Tess of the d’Urbervilles
  • The spot was a vale between two gentle acclivities, and the road, still adhering to its Roman foundation, stretched onward straight as a surveyor’s line till lost to sight on the most distant ridge.
    Thomas Hardy  --  The Mayor of Casterbridge

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  • It embraced hillocks, pits, ridges, acclivities, one behind the other, till all was finished by a high hill cutting against the still light sky.
    Thomas Hardy  --  The Return of the Native
  • On one hand it was soon bounded by the acclivity of the hill, while the lake, on the other, served as a guide.
    James Fenimore Cooper  --  The Deerslayer
  • Not for some time did he grasp the wonder of that acclivity.
    Zane Grey  --  Riders of the Purple Sage
  • 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.
    Ambrose Bierce  --  A Horseman in the Sky
  • The particular wind-row of which we are writing lay on the brow of a gentle acclivity; and, though small, it had opened the way for an extensive view to those who might occupy its upper margin, a rare occurrence to the traveller in the woods.
    James Fenimore Cooper  --  The Pathfinder
  • In a few minutes the train mounted the nearest eminence, and, as it turned the rounded acclivity, the Doctor was left to pursue his profitable investigations in entire solitude.
    James Fenimore Cooper  --  The Prairie

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  • Just below it leaned a tottering crag that would have toppled, starting an avalanche on an acclivity where no sliding mass could stop.
    Zane Grey  --  Riders of the Purple Sage
  • Her course now lay along a broad and nearly level terrace, which stretched from the top of the bank that bounded the water, to a low acclivity that rose to a second and irregular platform above.
    James Fenimore Cooper  --  The Deerslayer
  • Without waiting for approbation or dissent, the squatter advanced to the base of the rock, which formed a sort of perpendicular wall, nearly twenty feet high around the whole acclivity.
    James Fenimore Cooper  --  The Prairie
  • Unlike the last place at which they had gone ashore, here was no acclivity to ascend, the mountains looming up in the darkness quite a quarter of a mile farther west, leaving a margin of level ground between them and the strand.
    James Fenimore Cooper  --  The Deerslayer
  • As the old man was speaking, he raised his heavy rifle to his shoulder, with a facility a little remarkable for his years and appearance, and without further words led the way over the acclivity to the adjacent bottom.
    James Fenimore Cooper  --  The Prairie
  • He was yet speaking, when the whole body of the terrified animals rose the little acclivity, and swept by the place where he stood, followed by a band of dusky and demon-like looking figures, who pressed madly on their rear.
    James Fenimore Cooper  --  The Prairie
  • Rainbarrow had again become blended with night when Wildeve ascended the long acclivity at its base.
    Thomas Hardy  --  The Return of the Native
  • The simplest things will become steep acclivities.
    Victor Hugo  --  Les Miserables
  • The guide laughed, promised to have a care of Mabel, and in a few minutes the father had ascended a steep acclivity and disappeared in the forest.
    James Fenimore Cooper  --  The Pathfinder
  • 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.
    James Fenimore Cooper  --  The Prairie
  • Bounding forward like a deer, he sprang up the side of a little acclivity, a few rods in advance, and stood, exultingly, over a spot of fresh earth, that looked as though it had been recently upturned by the passage of some heavy animal.
    James Fenimore Cooper  --  The Last of the Mohicans
  • He had traversed the greater part of this depression, and was climbing the western acclivity when, pausing for breath, he unconsciously looked back.
    Thomas Hardy  --  Tess of the d’Urbervilles
  • Hard-Heart had already crossed half the bottom, which lay between the acclivity and the water.
    James Fenimore Cooper  --  The Prairie
  • The footsteps of those who toiled up the opposite side of the acclivity were now audible, and presently voices and treads announced the arrival of the pursuers.
    James Fenimore Cooper  --  The Deerslayer
  • As the banks, with few exceptions, rose abruptly from the water, even where the mountain did not immediately bound the view, there was a nearly unbroken fringe of leaves overhanging the placid lake, the trees starting out of the acclivities, inclining to the light, until, in many instances they extended their long limbs and straight trunks some forty or fifty feet beyond the line of the perpendicular.
    James Fenimore Cooper  --  The Deerslayer
  • Three or four of them ascended the little acclivity and gazed at the tree where it was understood the adventurers had posted themselves, and one even descended to it, and examined for foot prints around its roots, in order to make sure that the statement was true.
    James Fenimore Cooper  --  The Deerslayer
  • One little knot of Hurons, however, had disdained to seek a cover, and were retiring, like lions at bay, slowly and sullenly up the acclivity which Chingachgook and his band had just deserted, to mingle more closely in the fray.
    James Fenimore Cooper  --  The Last of the Mohicans
  • He held his way therefore, in a diagonal direction up the acclivity, which was neither very high nor very steep in this part of the mountain, but which was sufficiently toilsome for one contending for life, to render it painfully oppressive.
    James Fenimore Cooper  --  The Deerslayer
  • of logs and stones, intermingled in such a manner as to save all unnecessary labour, a few low roofs made of bark and boughs of trees, an occasional barrier, constructed like the defences on the summit, and placed on such points of the acclivity as were easier of approach than the general face of the eminence; and a little dwelling of cloth, perched on the apex of a small pyramid, that shot up on one angle of the rock, the white covering of which glimmered from a distance like a
    James Fenimore Cooper  --  The Prairie
  • Deerslayer did not break through the fringe of bushes immediately abreast of the canoe, which might have brought him too suddenly within the influence of the light, since the hillock did not extend to the water; but he followed the beach northerly until he had got nearly on the opposite side of the tongue of land, which brought him under the shelter of the low acclivity, and consequently more in the shadow.
    James Fenimore Cooper  --  The Deerslayer
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