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  • George Naab was leading a team down a rocky declivity to a pool of yellow water.†   (source)
  • He went over the brim of the declivity and began to climb down.†   (source)
  • They stood perched on the face of the declivity, under the trees.†   (source)
  • About midday August Naab brushed through a thicket, and came abruptly on a declivity.†   (source)
  • He had rolled down a declivity of twelve or fifteen feet.†   (source)
  • Who knows what pleasant surprises await us amid their steep declivities?†   (source)
  • Our columns ought to have begun to appear on an open declivity to his right.†   (source)
  • Recovering her reserve, she sat without replying, and thus they reached the summit of another declivity.†   (source)
  • The pitch of the Corbury road, below lawyer Varnum's spruces, was the favourite coasting-ground of Starkfield, and on clear evenings the church corner rang till late with the shouts of the coasters; but to-night not a sled darkened the whiteness of the long declivity.†   (source)
  • Then came steeper parts of the road, places that Link could run down if he had space below to control the car, and on the other hand places where the little inclines ended in abrupt ledges upon one side or a declivity upon the other.†   (source)
  • A rocky cliff appeared, mounds of turned-up earth by the shore, houses on a hill, others, with iron roofs, amongst a waste of excavations, or hanging to the declivity.†   (source)
  • Carley, rousing out of her weary preoccupation, opened her eyes to see that the driver had halted at a turn of the road, where apparently it descended a fearful declivity.†   (source)
  • A quarter of a mile below camp the Indian led down a declivity into the bottom of the narrow gorge, where the stream ran.†   (source)
  • He now paused at the top of a crooked and gentle declivity, and obtained his first near view of the city.†   (source)
  • A few yards below the brow of the hill on which he paused a team of horses made its appearance, having reached the place by dint of half an hour's serpentine progress from the bottom of the immense declivity.†   (source)
  • He pondered; he examined the slopes, noted the declivities, scrutinized the clumps of trees, the square of rye, the path; he seemed to be counting each bush.†   (source)
  • Heyward had given one of his pistols to Hawkeye, and together they rushed down a little declivity toward their foes; they discharged their weapons at the same instant, and equally without success.†   (source)
  • Without waiting for any reply, the trapper walked boldly down the declivity in his front, taking the direction of the encampment, neither quickening his pace in trepidation, nor suffering it to be retarded by fear.†   (source)
  • And they kept it up while she was gaining her ambush and getting her glimpse over the declivity; and also while I was creeping to her side on my knees.†   (source)
  • 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.†   (source)
  • So low was an individual sound from these that a combination of hundreds only just emerged from silence, and the myriads of the whole declivity reached the woman's ear but as a shrivelled and intermittent recitative.†   (source)
  • On the declivity of the Atlantic basin the first streams, branches of the North Platte River, already appeared.†   (source)
  • The canoe was drawn out of the log with the utmost care, raised by Hurry to his shoulder, and the two began to return to the shore, moving but a step at a time, lest they should tumble down the steep declivity.†   (source)
  • Beneath, down a pretty steep declivity, ran streams of lava for eight or nine hundred feet, giving the mountain a height of about 1,300 or 1,400 feet.†   (source)
  • After winding along the side of the mountain, the road, on reaching the gentle declivity which lay at the base of the hill, turned at a right angle to its former course, and shot down an inclined plane, directly into the village of Templeton.†   (source)
  • And it was at this declivity when at evening the whole English line received the order to advance, as the enemy fell back after his last charge, that the Captain, hurraying and rushing down the hill waving his sword, received a shot and fell dead.†   (source)
  • Presently, 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.†   (source)
  • Two other men descended after Danglars forming the rearguard, and pushing Danglars whenever he happened to stop, they came by a gentle declivity to the intersection of two corridors.†   (source)
  • He then waved his hand for them to follow, and threw himself down the steep declivity, with free, but careful footsteps.†   (source)
  • Then cutting a way with the bloody weapon, he darted through the opening, left by the frightened women, and seemed to descend the declivity at a single bound.†   (source)
  • Marius was descending this declivity at a slow pace, with his eyes fixed on the girl whom he no longer saw.†   (source)
  • The scene that was now presented to the observation of the girls was within the woods, on the side of the declivity so often mentioned, and in plain view from the boat.†   (source)
  • Franz and the count in their turn then advanced along the same path, which, at the distance of a hundred paces, led them over a declivity to the bottom of a small valley.†   (source)
  • But no such chance did, or indeed could now offer, and when he found that he was descending towards the glen, by the melting away of the ridge, he turned short, at right angles to his previous course, and went down the declivity with tremendous velocity, holding his way towards the shore.†   (source)
  • Fatal declivity down which the most honest and the firmest as well as the most feeble and most vicious are drawn, and which ends in one of two holds, suicide or crime.†   (source)
  • "Nature has made an impenetrable barrier on this side," he continued, pointing down the perpendicular declivity into the dark current before he dropped the blanket; "and as you know that good men and true are on guard in front I see no reason why the advice of our honest host should be disregarded.†   (source)
  • It would seem that his search was fruitless; for after a few moments of indolent and listless examination, he suffered his huge frame to descend the gentle declivity, in the same sluggish manner that an over fatted beast would have yielded to the downward pressure.†   (source)
  • It seemed to him that he had but just waked up from some inexplicable dream, and that he found himself slipping down a declivity in the middle of the night, erect, shivering, holding back all in vain, on the very brink of the abyss.†   (source)
  • Along both ranges of hills, which bounded the opposite sides of the lake and valley, clouds of light vapor were rising in spiral wreaths from the uninhabited woods, looking like the smoke of hidden cottages; or rolled lazily down the declivities, to mingle with the fogs of the lower land.†   (source)
  • A clear and gurgling spring burst out of the side of the declivity, and joining its waters to those of other similar little fountains in its vicinity, their united contributions formed a run, which was easily to be traced, for miles along the prairie, by the scattering foliage and verdure which occasionally grew within the influence of its moisture.†   (source)
  • In that fatal valley, at the foot of that declivity which the cuirassiers had ascended, now inundated by the masses of the English, under the converging fires of the victorious hostile cavalry, under a frightful density of projectiles, this square fought on.†   (source)
  • …great storm black earth is drenched on an autumn day, when Zeus pours down the rain in scudding gusts to punish men, annoyed because they will enforce their crooked judgments and banish justice from the market place, thoughtless of the gods' vengeance; all their streams run high and full, and torrents cut their way down dry declivities into the swollen sea with a hoarse clamor, headlong out of hills, while cultivated fields erode away— such was the gasping flight of the Trojan horses.†   (source)
  • He took my elbow to help me out of the declivity, and we set off up the slope.†   (source)
  • The village lay nestled in a small declivity at the foot of one of those soaring crags that rise so steeply from the Highland moors.†   (source)
  • He blocked the entrance to the declivity, arms spread and braced between the rock walls, an expression of mingled anger and curiosity on his handsome dark face.†   (source)
  • …chewing, of sheep and pigs and heavyhooved kine from pasturelands of Lusk and Rush and Carrickmines and from the streamy vales of Thomond, from the M'Gillicuddy's reeks the inaccessible and lordly Shannon the unfathomable, and from the gentle declivities of the place of the race of Kiar, their udders distended with superabundance of milk and butts of butter and rennets of cheese and farmer's firkins and targets of lamb and crannocks of corn and oblong eggs in great hundreds, various in…†   (source)
  • To remedy the first inconvenience, which was a rising hill between the boat and the creek, with wonderful pains and labour I dug into the bowels of the earth, and made a declivity.†   (source)
  • The declivity was so small, that I walked near a mile before I got to the shore, which I conjectured was about eight o'clock in the evening.†   (source)
  • The declivity 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.†   (source)
  • …those projectors came to him with proposals to destroy this mill, and build another on the side of that mountain, on the long ridge whereof a long canal must be cut, for a repository of water, to be conveyed up by pipes and engines to supply the mill, because the wind and air upon a height agitated the water, and thereby made it fitter for motion, and because the water, descending down a declivity, would turn the mill with half the current of a river whose course is more upon a level.†   (source)
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