Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. An overhanging slope: as, a wall with a counter-slope. Mahan.
- n. In fortification, the inclination of the sole of an embrasure upward and outward from the sill: used in contradistinction to the downward slope toward the front usually given to the soles in embrasure batteries.
“A short and easy ascent led to a little counter-slope, the Majrá”
“The music of the surf now sounded like the song of the sea-shell as we crossed another rough prism of stone and bush, whose counter-slope fell gently into a sand-flat overgrown with Ipomaa and other bright flowering plants.”
“Looking eastward the land smoothens, the dorsa fall more gently towards the counter-slope, and there are none of the “Morros” which we have traversed.”
“Terraces have a base with a slight counter-slope, part of which has been cut uphill and part in-fill forming a hump downhill (see fig.B. 8).”
“Looking eastward the land smoothens, the dorsa fall more gently towards the counter-slope, and there are none of the "Morros" which we have traversed.”
“The rising of a counter-slope almost imperceptible to the eye, forms a ridge that seems to join the eastern”
“When the river has reached the mouth of the Apure in that very low ground where the slope towards the north is met by the counter-slope towards the south-east, that is to say, by the inclination of the plains which rise imperceptibly towards the mountains of Caracas, the river turns anew and flows eastward.”
“The rising of a counter-slope almost imperceptible to the eye, forms a ridge that seems to join the eastern Cordillera of the”
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