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  • n. Plural form of acclivity.


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  • The simplest things will become steep acclivities.

    Les Miserables

  • Happily these acclivities wound up the interior of the volcano and favored their ascent.

    The Mysterious Island

  • Would the interior acclivities of the crater be practicable?

    The Mysterious Island

  • After Ellena had quitted this pastoral camp, no vestige of a human residence appeared for several leagues, except here and there the towers of a decayed fortress, perched upon the lofty acclivities she was approaching, and half concealed in the woods.

    The Italian

  • There were now a great many well armed natives around us, and though they were very kind and friendly, I did not like the idea of their occupying the acclivities immediately above us — at all events, not during my contemplated absence from the party.

    Journals of expeditions of discovery into Central Australia, and overland from Adelaide to King George's Sound, in the years 1840-1

  • Over the course of the next hour he watched them disappear and reemerge, light and fleet on the straight-aways, plodding and stealthy on the sharp bends and acclivities.

    Heaven Lake

  • On the left hand rose the craggy sides of the Islet of the Calf, here rent wildly into deep black chasms, there lying low under long sweeping acclivities of grass and heath.


  • After crossing three rather important channels, I turned to the N. E., and fortunately came upon the river, where the ground was very open, and the acclivities gentle.

    Journal of an Expedition into the Interior of Tropical Australia

  • Seven brigades pitched their tents and built huts between the steep acclivities of the hills, while Henry Knox established his artillery park near Pluckemin, a few miles away.

    Angel in the Whirlwind

  • Between each ball he marched about the pitch and grubbed up tufts of grass and threw away stones, and patted the different elevations and acclivities with his bat.

    The Idler Magazine, Volume III, June 1893 An Illustrated Monthly


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