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  • n. A slope of a hill.


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  • On this backdrop of characteristics is superimposed a finer grained complex of vegetation communities resulting from the interplay of permafrost, surface water, fire, local elevational relief, and hillslope aspect.

    Ecoregions of the United States-Level III (EPA)

  • Spring runoff originates from snow accumulation on lake ice, hillslope runoff [51], and lateral overflow from wetlands and streams [52].

    Freshwater ecosystems in the Arctic

  • Bank and hillslope erosion has choked many channels and filled many pools with cherty gravel.

    Ecoregions of Oklahoma (EPA)

  • At the eastern entrance to the Bereket basin, the remains of a couple of dry rubble structures were noticed on the east-facing hillslope, just north of the road from Bereket to Kayış (watchtower on Map), associated with probably late pottery.

    Interactive Dig Sagalassos - Territorial Survey 2

  • Stump-scarred and trashy with shavings, the hillslope around Stemple's Mill looked like a badly shaved chin.


  • Cautiously, he looked at the hillslope where it dropped away past the edge of the board steps.


  • Flies swarmed over it, industrial-strength rural flies, some of them two inches long, buzzing like B-52s in the stillness of the sheltered hillslope.

    The Silicon Mage

  • In the lee side of one crowding hill a thicket of laurel and hawthorn rustled with the quick nervousness of birds 'wings; on the opposite hillslope, gentler and stretching off into a vague space of dusk that rose toward the deeper twilight of the sky, rabbits paused in their grazing to look down at the brief network of diamonds that the Archmage had cast.

    The Silent Tower

  • Beyond its edge, the smudgy light of a newly risen three-quarter moon lay upon the thin grass of the opposite hillslope, turning it the color of pewter, and illuminated the bizarre figure of Antryg Windrose, standing above the body of a young man sprawled at his feet.

    The Silent Tower

  • Casting for sign on the hillslope near the iron courtyard gate through which Digby Clayton and Antryg had originally passed, he heard the stifled giggles of a courting couple in the weeds, and a girl's voice called out, "Is somebody there?"

    The Silent Tower


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