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precipitous
used in The Hound of the Baskervilles

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Definition
done with very great haste and without due deliberation

or:

very steep
  • Together we made our way down the precipitous slope and approached the body, black and clear against the silvered stones.
    Chapter 12 — Death on the Moor (71% in)

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