How to use Declivity in a sentence
Our columns ought to have begun to appear on an open declivity to his right.
The old town is picturesquely situated on a lofty declivity, which includes the most easterly point of land in England.
Below the north-east declivity of this range lies Georgia, on the other side of which province rises the Caucasus, the boundary of Asia and Europe between the Caspian and Black Seas, the highest points of which reach an elevation of nearly 19,000 ft.
The experiments of Bossut were made only on pipes of a moderate declivity, but Dubuat used declivities of every kind, and made his experiments upon channels of various sizes.
Skiathos is a beautifully wooded and picturesque island; the town stands on a declivity surrounding an excellent harbour.Advertisement
A better idea of this region is conveyed by the native name Altos, or highlands, although that term includes the northern declivity of the Sierra Madre.
On the west the coast is mostly either a steep rocky declivity or a sea-wall, though strips of lower ground are found in the bays.
It is pleasantly situated under the north-eastern declivity of the Harz mountains.
The gentle declivity of the surface and the porous character of the prevailing sandstone formation render the drainage excellent.
The western declivity is abrupt, the land at the base of the hills being but slightly raised above the level of the sea.Advertisement
The eastern declivity of the central Apennines towards the Adriatic is far less interesting and varied than the western.
The Dionysiac theatre, situated beneath the south side of the Acropolis, was partly hollowed out from its declivity.
The whole face of the southern declivity was covered with wild shrubbery alone an occasional silver willow or white poplar excepted.
In the dim light he forced his horse through a tangled thicket overhanging a steep and rocky declivity.
The village of Balmerino is pleasantly situated on the western declivity of the Scurr hill, already mentioned.Advertisement
They not only indicate the height of the land, but also enable us to compute the declivity of the mountain slopes; and if minor features of ground lying between two contours - such as ravines, as also rocky precipices and glaciers - are indicated, as is done on the Siegfried atlas of Switzerland, they fully meet the requirements of the scientific man, the engineer and the mountain-climber.
The highest point in the Julian Alps is formed by the three sugar-loaf peaks of the Triglav or Terglou (9394 ft.), which offers one of the finest views in the whole of the Alps, and which bears on its northern declivity the only glacier in the province.
The beach on which the landing took place proved to be satisfactory, but it lay at the foot of a steep and rugged declivity, which was therefore a most unsuitable place for putting ashore the stores and impedimenta of an army.
It lies on the declivity of a hill near the junction of the Ise with the Nene, in a pleasant well-wooded district.
Gueret, a town of central France, capital of the department of Creuse, situated on a mountain declivity 48 m.Advertisement
It stands partly on level ground, partly on a declivity, and above it rises a precipitous trachytic rock (400 ft.) on the summit of which are the ruins of an ancient castle.
It rises near Lippspringe under the western declivity of the Teutoburger Wald, and, after being joined by the Alme, the Pader and the Ahse on the left, and by the Stever on the right, flows into the Rhine near Wesel, after a course of 1S4 m.
Excepting the embayment region, Missouri lies wholly within the Carolinian area of the Upper Austral life-zone; the There has been some controversy as to whether this condition is due to the elevation and corrosion of original flood-plain meanders after their development in a past base-level condition - which theory is probably correct - or to the natural, simultaneous lateral and vertical cut of an originally slightly sinuous stream, under such special conditions of stream declivity and horizontal bedstrata (conditions supposed by some to be peculiarly fulfilled in this region) as would be favourable to the requisite balance of bank cutting and channel incision.
The southern declivity is generally steep and rugged, forming in some places an almost perpendicular wall of the height of from 2000 to 2500 ft.; while the northern, divided at intervals into valleys, sometimes of great fertility and sometimes wildly romantic, slopes gradually towards the great plain of northern Germany.
Burke uses, in reference to Hyder Ali, the same image which Demosthenes uses in reference to Philip. "Compounding all the materials of fury, havoc, desolation, into one black cloud, he hung for a while on the declivity of the mountains.Advertisement
Few towns of any importance are found either on their northern or southern declivity, and the former region especially, though occupying a tract of from 30 to 40 m.