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- n. Plural form of downslope.
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Anticipate downslopes and shift to neutral to catch the crest, like a spacecraft using planetary gravity for a slingshot effect.
There have even been lenticular sightings on the downslopes of volcanoes on Mars!
Raf, his mouth dry, his hands sweating on the controls, took them up -- higher than was necessary -- to coast above the last of that rocky spine to see below the beginning of the downslopes leading to the plains the range cut in half.
This is a typical "Texas speed trap" technique used in the South by local police departments to fatten their purses from unsuspecting motorists who are unfamiliar with local hills and downslopes.
Just remember, "upslopes" tend to bring clouds and precipitation - "downslopes" tend to bring windy, dry and mild weather.
The book is available at all local bookstores, or you can order it on-line from this website I often speak of "upslopes" and "downslopes" during my weather reports on 7News, but what exactly do these terms mean?