How to use Sloping in a sentence
Its streets, sloping sharply, contain many old houses.
Lower incisors sloping forward and upward.
To the left he saw a sloping descent lit up, and facing it a black knoll that seemed as steep as a wall.
Bewdley is pleasantly situated on the sloping right bank of the Severn, on the eastern border of the forest of Wyre.
Reluctantly, he walked up the sloping hill and to the door that opened automatically for its master, unlike the portal home.Advertisement
In all these cases the cut should be a clean sloping one, and made in an upward and outward direction.
The Dominican church is approached by a sloping flagged lane, having on one side a beautifully ornamented balustrade of the 18th century.
Covering the higher parts of the south-western Palaeozoic area in most places are rolling hills of boulder clay or stony moraines; while the lower levels are plains gently sloping toward the nearest of the Great Lakes and sheeted with silt deposited in more ancient lakes when the St Lawrence outlet was blocked with ice at the end of the glacial period.
Attractively situated on a hillside sloping gently to the Forth, its placid old-world aspect is in keeping with its great antiquity.
Lying in a basin sloping in a series of terraces from an altitude of 65 ft.Advertisement
C. Proportions of pyramids and other monuments with sloping sides.
With the handle lengthened (86) and turned forward, this became the plough (87 is the hieroglyph, 88 the drawing, of a plough); this was always sloping, and never the upright post of the Italic type.
This boulder sand forms almost everywhere the highest hills, and besides, in the central part of Jutland, a wide expanse of heath and moorland apparently level, but really sloping gently towards the west.
The most familiar example perhaps is the top of Lochnagar, where, at the level of 3500 ft., the traveller finds himself on a broad undulating moor, more than a mile and a half long, sloping gently towards Glen Muick and terminating on the north in a range of granite precipices.
The latter rests on a brick pillar; the remaining part of the sloping bottom is heated, either by the waste fire from a black-ash furnace or by a special fireplace.Advertisement
This arrangement has the effect that the salts, as they separate out, slide down the sloping part and arrive in the central channel, which is not exposed to the fire-gases, so that they quietly settle there, without caking to the pan, until they are fished out by means of perforated ladles.
The sloping roof is covered with reeds, straw or stones.
Oudh forms the central portion of the great Gangetic plain, sloping downwards from the Nepal Himalayas in the north-east to the Ganges on the south-west.
It rises, sloping upward toward the N.W., from an average elevation of less than 300 ft.
It is likely that this region was once a single uniform tableland, sloping by degrees to the flat Mosquito Coast, in which direction its level still sinks.Advertisement
The city is built upon a sloping plain at the base of two high mountains, La Guadeloupe and Montserrato, upon whose crests stand two imposing churches.
The sloping surface is gently rolling, and has resulted from the uplift and dissection of a nearly level plain of erosion developed on folded, crystalline rocks.
By its aid, for example, the whole of the properties a elliptical arches, whether square or skew, whether level or sloping in their span, are at once deduced by projection from those of symmetrical circular arches, and the properties of ellipsoidal and ellipticconoidal domes from those of hemispherical and circular-conoidal domes; and the figures of arches fitted to resist the thrust of earth, which is less horizontally than vertically in a certain given ratio, can be deduced by a projection from those of arches fitted to resist the thrust of a liquid, which is of equal intensity, horizontally and vertically.
On the gently sloping ground east of the citadel are the Gardens, covering an area of 5 m.
Their origin and also that of certain so-called scarfs and blankets is from carbonates deposited by water trickling down a sloping and corrugated surface.Advertisement
The town is built on a succession of terraces sloping towards the sea, and from its sheltered situation, equable temperature, and comparatively dry atmosphere is regarded as one of the best resorts in England for consumptive invalids.
The desert regions of the north include comparatively large areas of plains and gently sloping surfaces, traversed by ranges of barren hills.
The isthmus which connects the peninsula with the mainland is a flat tundra, sloping gently both ways.
The district of Bijapur, formerly called Kaladgi, occupies a barren plain, sloping eastward from a string of feudatory Mahratta states to the nizam's dominions.
Finally, between the Rocky Mountains and the Arctic Ocean is the Arctic Slope region, a sloping plain corresponding to the interior plains of the United States.
Among the more widely known resorts are Mount Desert Island, on which is Bar Harbor, a fashionable summer place of great beauty; Long Island, Orr's and other islands in Casco Bay; Old Orchard, with a gently sloping white sand sea-beach 9 m.
This alluvium gives gently sloping or level desert plains, from which isolated mountain ranges rise like islands from the sea.
They are generally decorated with a series of niches with figures in them, divided by small attached shafts with semicircular or sloping covers carved with religious emblems, one of the best examples being the sarcophagus of Sta Barbara, dating from the beginning of the 6th century, at Ravenna, where there are many others.
Trafalgar Square is an open space sloping sharply to the north.
The first begins beyond the mud-flats and reed-beds which line the water's edge, and is a vast monotonous lowland, sloping so gently as to seem almost level.
Joseph Elkington, a Warwickshire farmer, discovered a plan of laying dry sloping ground that is drowned by the outbursting of springs.
The spiral horns are low at the crown, with a clear space between the roots, and sweep in a wide curve, sloping slightly backwards, and clear of the cheek.
The curvature occasionally shows itself among horizontal or gently inclined strata in the form of an abrupt inclination, and then an immediate resumption of the previous flat or sloping character.
In describing rock-folds special terms have been assigned to certain portions of the fold; thus, the sloping sides of an anticline or syncline are known as the "limbs," "slopes," "flanks" or "members" of the fold; in an anticline, the part X, fig.
The entire state is indeed practically an undulating plain, gently sloping from west to east at an average of about 7 ft.
The borough is built on ground sloping gently towards the river, which furnishes valuable water power.
The country is a moderately elevated plateau sloping northward from the higher ground marking the Congo-Nile watershed.
The city is built on ground sloping gently to the water's edge, and commands delightful views of the bay, in which there are several islands.
A fine head, sloping shoulders, strong loins, lengthy quarters, high-stepping action, flat bone and sound feet are characteristic. The height varies from 16 hands to 16 hands 2 in.
The Alleghany Plateau is the north-westernmost division of the Appalachian system; it is an eroded mass of sedimentary rock sloping north-westward to the Prairie and Lake Plains and reaching south-west from the south-western part of New York state through Tennessee and into Alabama.
Close to the right bank is a sloping cataract 36 yds.
The seats are arranged on a kind of sloping wedge, in such a manner that every one has an almost equally good view of the stage, for there are no boxes, and the only galleries are quite at the back, one, the Fiirstenloge, being reserved for distinguished guests, the other, above it, for the townspeople.
Immediately in front of the foremost row of seats a hood or sloping screen of wood covers a part of the orchestra, and another hood of similar shape starts from the front of the stage at a slightly lower level.
Sloping shoulders, huge biceps, wide chest, lean abdomen â€¦ Now she understood rule number three and why it had the most exclamation points.
The only window has a deeply splayed aperture, the sloping sill utilizing a cross slab; a modern lintel.
The sea here is clean and calm with gently sloping sand bottom.
It has an exposed brick wall with shipÃ¢s timbers and leads to a bathroom with sloping ceiling.
The warm sloping grassland attracts many insects in the summer, including the marbled white butterfly which is uncommon in Hertfordshire.
Small shower room off the landing with sloping ceiling.
The historic, listed building dates back to 1423, and inside boasts original beams and sloping floors, oozing charm.
Make the walls and inner partition from 18mm exterior grade chipboard with end walls cut at 45 degree angles for a sloping roof.
The gently sloping gardens - not suitable for the elderly or toddlers, include a copse, lawns, flower meadow and formal gardens.
Roof has twelve bays of sloping wooden panels, resting on 19thC stone corbels on the north wall.
Next you squeeze your way stooping down a narrow corridor with a sloping wall that forces you to move sideways.
The small sheltered cove has a gently sloping sandy beach.
Pull right onto some sloping ledges under the overhanging crack.
Gain two small crimps from a large ledge then pull up right to gain a sloping break.
This adds to the lofty feel of the property along with high, sloping ceilings supported by wooden crossbeams.
The back should be straight, strong but not too long with a broad and very slightly sloping croup.
Thus there will be an upward sloping demand curve.
The reef top is sand and has a sloping drop-off.
Above, a sloping ledge is gained and looking up the true enormity of Titan is revealed.
Approach Shots may be played short and right as the sloping fairway will direct the ball to the green.
He can`t help it, and I must admit that he has a formidable mind beneath his sloping forehead.
A sloping ramp provides easy access to the entrance foyer which is a few steps below car park level.
Echoes of the Dodge Charger and Ford Mustang are clearly evident in the masculine lines, with its sloping back and raised rear haunches.
The small neat headstones are of bronze plaques mounted on small white sloping concrete blocks each bearing the regimental insignia of the deceased.
Many homes have a sloping roof which could be paneled - less environmentally intrusive than wind turbines.
Grounds 3 acres with paved patios, steps to different areas, large sloping lawns, mature trees, shrubs, 2 landscaped fields.
Traverse right from the sloping gray ledge for 3m to a blunt arete.
It had an oak, walnut or mahogany case, with a sloping front panel, and externally mounted valves.
These gave access to a sort of sloping ledge covered in sticky mud.
The Land Beyond the concrete yard is a small sloping paddock.
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The forelegs should be straight with firm and tight elbows and slightly sloping pasterns.
The rift drops over jammed boulders to a mud floored boulder pile sloping downstream to a roaring streamway all of 2 meters long.
From these beams sloping struts carry the lower purlins.
Marginal vegetation can be established on shelves constructed beneath vertical or steeply sloping revetments.
Pupils are not required to walk on steep sloping riverbanks.
Numbers have not grown as fast in Clifton as elsewhere as they seem to prefer gently sloping corrugated industrial roofing to chimney pots.
Our run is against the house and has a sloping roof, made of wooden beams with polycarbonate roofing layed on top.
Upstairs, one frequently had to bend to avoid concussion on a beam or a sloping roofline.
When the upper sloping sides are curved it is called segmental.
Nature The mountain peak stands serene sloping down to valleys where life is teeming.
Many have a small head, long neck and sloping shoulders.
High up in the northern part of the wall a splayed window with sloping sill.
The handwriting, as shewn in the specimen, exhibits the sloping uncials which are characteristic of the eighth and ninth centuries.
The position which was occupied by the Hellenic and medieval city is a sloping table of ground (whence the original name of the place, Trapezus, the "Table-land"), which falls in steep rocky precipices on the two sides, where two deep valleys, descending from the interior, run parallel at no great distance from one another down to the sea.
On the sloping hills carob trees, and others both useful and agreeable, still grow abundantly; the vine also holds its place, ands produces a species of wine which was highly valued by the ancients, though it seems to have degenerated greatly in modern times.
A depression when of great extent is termed a " basin," when it is of a more or less round form with approximatelyequal diameters, a " trough " when it is wide and elongated with gently sloping borders, and a " trench " when narrow and elongated with steeply sloping borders, one of which rises higher than the other.
On the gently sloping margin of the estuary of a great river a view of tranquil inland life was equally presented to the shore-dweller, and the ocean did not present the only prospect of a career.
In the southern part of the Basin Range province the ranges are well dissected and some of the intermont depressions have rock floors with gentle, centripetal slopes; hence it is suggested that the time since the last dislocation in this part of the province is relativel remote; that erosion in the current cycle has here advanced muc farther than in the central or northern parts of the province; and that, either by outwash to the sea or by exportation of wind-borne dust, the depressions-perhaps aggraded for a time in the earlier stages of the cyclehave now been so deeply worn down as to degrade the lower and weaker parts of the tilted blocks to an evenly sloping surface, leaving the higher and harder parts still in relief as residual ranges.
The concentrates are washed down a sloping table of corrugated iron which is smeared with grease, and it is found that practically all the diamonds adhere to the table, and the other minerals are washed away.
The site consists of a quadrangle of farm buildings set into a sloping hillside over- looking a valley.
In freezing cold weather on a very small, badly sloping quagmire of a pitch both teams found it hard to get any rhythm.
Underwater pinnacles, swim-throughs, steep walls and arches along with coral gardens and sloping shelves mean that dive sites are full of interest.
A pretty spindled staircase leads to the bedroom with sloping ceiling, pine furnishings and double bed.
Note the subway entrance beyond the canopy struts, which now has a downward sloping roof.
Go through the gate to find yourself at the south end of a long sward of grass, sloping up to your left.
Marvel at the diverse scenery - from elegant fairy-tale chÃ¢teaux to sloping vineyards and troglodyte dwellings in the cliffs.
The backward sloping eyes almond shaped eyes suggest a date in the eleventh to very early twelfth century AD.
The same characteristics of gently sloping, firm sand and minimal silt deposits were the prerequisites for a vehicular ferry.
Heading back from the waterfall, a sloping ledge zigzagged up to a hole in the roof.
It has a high, wide back that takes the pressure off the lower spine, sloping armrests for added comfort and a patented tilt mechanism that lets your neck, shoulders, hips, knees and ankles pivot naturally.
The situation I should choose would be a gently sloping bank, more or less shaded by trees whose roots were allowed to wander freely among the Snowdrops.
Rock gardens, stony places, and sloping banks suit Aubrietias perfectly.
It is a true rock plant, suitable for a fissure, vertical or sloping to the sun, and does best amongst a mixture of a little loam, peat, sand, or grit, where it can root to the depth of 2 feet.
Whilst some vines are valuable for the walls of houses, others may be used for covering arbours, pergolas, the pillars of verandahs, old tree stumps, or sloping banks.
Once this is removed, you will want to make sure that ground is not on a negative grade, meaning that it is not sloping toward the house.
Tight jackets with sloping shoulders ruled the day.
It is commonly made of a material such as cotton, canvas or denim, and resembles a bucket since it has a wide sloping brim.
However, if you do have a choice, try to find a gently sloping, south-facing hill.
Some of the 1950s coats were designed with sloping shoulders that do not flatter.
As for aerodynamics, you will often find the front end of the trailer sloping upward to reduce wind resistance, which improves gas mileage and ease of towing.
In addition, a child with Williams syndrome often exhibits sloping shoulders or an elongated neck.
This look features blunt, sloping hair grazing one side of the face.
For instance, while it lists electrical problems that individuals should troubleshoot, it recommends that home buyers pay attention only to the basics, such as obvious wiring problem and sloping drains.
It involves a series of sloping parallel cuts below the diamond's table or face.
The sloping floor that is now so convenient for concert seating was originally constructed to allow easy run-off from the cattle pens!
From the 1930s to very recently, if a woman had sloping shoulders, she had no choice but to sew lingerie straps into all her tops and dresses.
Many women have found that the Vanity Fair Enchanted Lace Underwire bra does the trick when it comes to sloping shoulders.
The Warner's Friday Bra works for narrow, sloping shoulders.
If the bras aren't always the problem and your straps slide down as a result of sloping shoulders, try investing in racerback styles when you have to purchase new bras.
The park provides visitors with sloping walking paths, a professionally designed reflection pond and baseball diamonds.
The sloping golf courses provide golfers with a challenge that can entertain them for hours.
Heart pounding, she trotted down the sloping trail, glancing nervously at the hill to make sure she didn't suddenly fall off her path.
Sloping shoulders, huge biceps, wide chest, lean abdomen … Now she understood rule number three and why it had the most exclamation points.
The old method of growing mushrooms in ridges out of doors, or on prepared beds either level or sloping from a back wall in sheds or cellars, may generally be adopted with success.
In about ten days, when the mass is milkwarm, the bed will be ready for spawning, which consists of inserting small pieces of spawn bricks into the sloping sides of the bed, about 6 in.
Around the north-west and north shores is a continuous chain of gently sloping sand-hills covered with bush.
Marienbad is enclosed on all sides except the south by gently sloping hills clad with fragrant pine forests, which are intersected by lovely walks.
The hollow or form produced by a land surface sloping inwards from all sides to a particular lowest place, the converse of a mount.
It is built on a level plain surrounded by low, gently sloping and beautifully wooded hills.
The Tholos at Epidaurus, built by Polycleitus (c. 400 B.C.), and the Tholos at Olympia, known as the Philippeion, are the most remarkable examples, and in both cases were covered with a sloping roof and not with a dome.
Russia; the Valdai tablelands, where all the great rivers of Russia take their rise; the broad and gently sloping meridional belt of the Ural Mountains; and lastly the Taimyr, Tunguzka and Verkhoyansk ranges in Siberia, which, notwithstanding their sub-Arctic position, do not reach the snow-line.
In many instances old level crossings have been replaced by over-bridges with long sloping approaches; in this way considerable expenditure has been involved, justified, however, by the removal of a danger to the public and of interruptions to the traffic on both the roads and the railways.
The Yarn Market, a picturesque octagonal building with deep sloping roof, in the main street, dates from c. 1600, and is a memorial of Dunster's former important manufacture of cloth.
Below it are covered promenades, and from it steps descend to the lower town, the oldest part of which (the so-called Marina), sloping gradually towards the sea, is probably the nucleus of the Roman municipium, while the quarter of Stampace lies to the west, and beyond it again the suburb of Sant' Avendrace.
Physically Moravia may be described as a mountainous plateau sloping from north to south, just in the opposite direction of the adjoining Bohemia plateau, which descends from south to north, and bordered on three sides by mountain ranges.
In addition to the Melghat mountain tract which walls it in on the north, Berar is divided into two sections, the Payanghat or lowland country, bounded on the north by the Gawilgarh hills, and on the south by the outer scarps of the Ajanta range, and the Balaghat or upland country above the Ajanta ridge, sloping down southwards beyond the ghats or passes which lead up to it.
The sloping country on the bank of the Jumna is full of ravines.
The appearance of the prairie section of the province is that of undulating meadows, with rounded sloping ridges covered with shorter grasses, which serve for the support of great herds of cattle and horses.
The northern part can best be regarded as a low plateau (once marine sediments) sloping southward, traversed by the large diluvial valleys of the Mississippi, Red and Ouachita rivers, and recut by smaller tributaries into smaller plateaus and rather uniform flat-topped hills.
They consist of a long rectangular building, with a proscenium or column front which almost forms a tangent to the circle of the orchestra; at the middle and at either end of this proscenium are doors leading into the orchestra, those at the end set in projecting wings; the top of the proscenium is approached by a ramp, of which the lower part is still preserved, running parallel to the parodi, but sloping up as they slope down.
The bottom should slope towards the outer edge, where a drain should be cut, with an outlet, and on this sloping bottom should be laid a thickness of from 9 in.
The Silesian furnace has an oblong hearth sloping from the firebridge to the flue-bridge.
The effect of the ends of the wire is, as Ewing remarks, to shear the diagram in the horizontal direction through the angle which the sloping line makes with the vertical.
In 1763 the first North Bridge, connecting the Old Town with the sloping ground on which afterwards stood the Register House and the theatre in Shakespeare Square, was opened; a little later the Nor' Loch was partially drained, and the bridging of the Cowgate in 1785 encouraged expansion southwards.
The use of a grating is very convenient, for not only are there several spectra in view at the same time, but the dispersion can be varied continuously by sloping the grating.
The downs or plateaus occupy all the southern part of the country, sloping gradually westward from the Drakensberg.
It has a gently sloping beach of fine sand and has been a popular bathing-place since the time of President Balta, although the country behind it is arid and absolutely barren.
The survival of names of obliterated physical features or characteristics is illustrated in Section I.; but additional instances are found in the Strand, which originally ran close to the sloping bank of the Thames, and in Smithfield, now the central meat market, but for long the " smooth field " where a cattle and hay market was held, and the scene of tournaments and games, and also of executions.
The human type is always very brachycephalic, with brow receding sharply and long nose making almost one line with the sloping forehead.
The sloping sides of the conical bottom can be freed from the coating of scum which forms upon them every two or three hours by two rotatory scrapers, formed of L-irons, which can be slowly turned by an attendant by means of a central shaft provided with a suitable handle.
Into each end wall is built a short iron tube sloping downwards towards the centre, and through this is passed a bundle of five 3-in.
The city is situated on high ground sloping gently towards the river and commanding diversified views of the surrounding country.
On the north the crag is crowned by a sort of plateau sloping backwards into a round-topped hill.
A very picturesque battlemented bridge leads from it to the other shore, sloping down over three arches of different sizes, the fortifica- largest next to the castle and the smallest at the other boas.
The city is finely placed at the head of the bay, on a low, sloping plain backed by wooded hills, over some of which the city itself has spread.
The difference between this process and ordinary inlaying is that for sumi-zogan the design to be inlaid is fully chiselled out of an independent block of metal with sides sloping so as to be broader at the base than at the top. The object which is to receive the decoration is then channelled in dimensions corresponding to those of the design block, and the latter having been fixed in the channels, the surface is ground and polished until an intimate union is obtained between the inlaid design and the metal forming its field.
The ceilings of the loggias are generally sloping, with richly carved roof-timbers showing below at intervals; and quaintly carved braces connect the outer pillars with the main posts of the building.
The two sloping lines cutting at the eutectic point are the freezing-point curves of alloys that, when they begin to solidify, deposit crystals of lead and tin respectively.
The most characteristic is the " pan," a circular dish of sheetiron or " tin," with sloping sides about 13 or 14 in.
It is composed of several groups, which are intersected by the valleys of numerous rivers, and which descend in sloping terraces towards the Danube and the Hungarian plain.
The surface is principally a series of plains sloping S.E.
Walls for buildings, garden terraces and aqueducts were straight or sloping.
The various species of oryx differ from Hippotragus by the absence of the white eye-tufts, and by the horns sloping backwards in the plane of the face.
The villages of the Guajiros in the Gulf of Maracaibo are described by Goering as composed of houses with low sloping roofs perched on lofty piles and connected with each other by bridges of planks.
The distribution of shear on vertical sections is given by the ordinates of a sloping line.
The fortress-abbey to which Mont St Michel owes its fame stands upon the more precipitous side of the islet towards the north and west, the sloping portion towards the east and south being occupied by houses.
The Appalachian belt includes, with the ranges enumerated above, the plateaus sloping southward to the Atlantic Ocean in New England, and south-eastward to the border of the coastal plain through the central and southern Atlantic states; and on the north-west, the Allegheny and Cumberland plateaus declining toward the Great Lakes and the interior plains.
The greater part of this plain is a ricegrowing tract, but on the sloping ground maize, millets, sesamum, cotton and peas are raised.
The old quarters which preserve in our time an aspect so singularly picturesque with their sloping and tortuous streets, the fine hotels of darkened stone sculptured in the Spanish fashion, and the magnificence of the Place of the hotel de ville were buried behind an enceinte of walls.
Popayan is built on a great plain sloping N.W.
If the pressure falls off uniformly, so that the pressure-curve is a straight line PDF sloping downwards and cutting AM in F, then the energy-curve will be a parabola curving downwards, and the velocity-curve can be represented by an ellipse, or circle with centre F and radius FA; while the time-curve will be a sinusoid.
But if the pressure-curve is a straight line F'CP sloping upwards, cutting AM behind A in F', the energy-curve will be a parabola curving upwards, and the velocity-curve a hyperbola with center at F'.
Around the city lie five great parks - Royal Park, in which are excellent zoological gardens; Yarra Park, which contains the leading cricket grounds; the Botanical Gardens, sloping down to the banks of the river; Albert Park, in which is situated a lake much used for boating; and Studley Park on the Yarra river, a favourite resort which has been left in a natural state.
The face is oval, with low forehead, high cheek-bones, long eyes sloping outward towards the temples, fleshy lips, nose wide and in some cases flattish but in others aquiline, coarsely moulded features, with a stolid and gloomy expression.
The combined effect of the two is to produce a spectrum sloping up from left to right.
It stands on a picturesque sloping site in a hilly district, and has some agricultural trade and a brewing industry, while in the neighbourhood are slate quarries.
The submature or mature dissection of the plateau by its branching insequent streams results in giving it an excess of sloping surface, usually too steep for farming, and hence left for tree growth.
When the ice sheets fronted on land sloping southward to the Ohio, Mississippi and Missouri rivers, the drift-laden streams flowed freely away from the ice border; and as the streams, escaping from their subglacial channels, spread in broader channels, they ordinarily could not carry forward all their load; hence they acted not as destructive but as constructive agents, and aggraded their courses.
The central section of the Great Plains, between latitudes 42 and 36, occupying eastern Colorado and western Kansas, is, briefly stated, for the most part a dissected fluviatile plain; that is, this section was once smoothly covered with a gently sloping plain of gravel and sand that had been spread far forward on a broad denuded area as a piedmont deposit by the rivers which issued from the mountains; and since then it has been more or less dissected by the erosion of valleys.
The physical features of Canada are comparatively simple, and drawn on a large scale, more than half of its surface sloping gently inwards towards the shallow basin of Hudson Bay, with higher margins to the south-east and south-west.
The ground-plan of Easby Abbey, owing to its situation on the edge of the steeply sloping banks of a river, is singularly irregular.
Another simple apparatus is a large vertical pipe or shoot in which sloping baffle plates or shelves are placed at intervals.
It is built on the sloping edge of a small plain between the rivers Besos, on the north, and Llobregat, on the south.
It stands picturesquely on a sloping site near the southwest extremity of Strangford Lough.
This is not so good a plan as whip-grafting; it is improved by sloping the stock on one side to the size of the graft.
After twenty-four hours the hole may be levelled in, with moderate treading, if the water has soaked well in, the surface being left level and not sloping upwards towards the stem of the tree.
In case of adhesive clayey subsoil this can generally be secured by placing over the sloping bottom a good layer of coarse rubbly material, communicating with a drain in front to carry off the water, while earthenware drain tubes may be laid beneath the rubble from 8 to To ft.
If broccoli be too rank or tall to withstand the winter, lift and lay nearly up to the neck in the earth, the heads sloping towards the north.
The district sloping down from Velletri to the dead level of the Pontine (Pomptine) Marshes has not, like the western and northern slopes of the Alban Hills, drainage towards the Tiber.
On the western side these highlands terminate with a more or less sharply defined edge, the country sloping gradually up to their bases in gentle undulations with open, ill-defined valleys; on the eastern side they send out broad spurs enclosing deep-cut valleys, and the whole country retains more of an upland character.
Many parts of the country sloping to the Parana are nearly covered with dense forest, and have been left in possession of the sparsely scattered native tribes.
But the country sloping to the Paraguay, and comprising the greater part of the settled districts, is, in keeping with its proximity to the vast plains of Argentina, grassy and open, though the hills are usually covered with forest and clumps of trees are frequent in the lowlands.
The concentrates are then passed over sloping tables (pulsator) and shaken to and fro under a stream of water which effects a second concentration of the heaviest material.
It was formerly supposed that comparatively temperate latitudes and steep sloping ground afforded the most favourable situations for planting, and much of the disaster which attended the early stages of the tea enterprise in India is traceable to this erroneous conception.
The valley of the Danube above Regensburg is flanked by plateaus sloping gently to the Danube, but precipitous towards the valley of the Neckar.
Fifty imperials... that I will drink a whole bottle of rum without taking it from my mouth, sitting outside the window on this spot" (he stooped and pointed to the sloping ledge outside the window) "and without holding on to anything.
Suddenly Dolokhov made a backward movement with his spine, and his arm trembled nervously; this was sufficient to cause his whole body to slip as he sat on the sloping ledge.
On the sloping descent to the Dnieper Alpatych's cart and that of the innkeeper's wife, which were slowly moving amid the rows of soldiers and of other vehicles, had to stop.
Yully looked around curiously, not recognizing the sloping hill before them.
Ocean surrounded the small island, upon which a fortress sat, several hundred meters away, up a sloping hill on top of solid rock.
She waited at the top of the sloping walkway until she saw the outline of a door as he cracked it open.
The earth is conceived of as a round disk, slightly sloping towards the south, surrounded on three sides by the sea, but on the north by a high mountain of turquoises; behind this is the abode of the blest, a sort of inferior paradise, inhabited by the Egyptians who were saved from drowning with Pharaoh in the Red Sea, and whom the Mandaeans look upon as their ancestors, Pharaoh himself having been their first high priest and king.
In the north-west the Dhahira district sloping towards the Jewasimi coast is more steppe-like in character; but there two oases of great fertility are found, of which Birema, visited by both Miles and Zwemer, supports a population of 15,000.