Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Ascending steeply.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective rare Lofty and precipitous.

Etymologies

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Examples

  • The second quatrain labours in its diction as it emulates the sun's climbing of the heavens; the scansion of line 5, 'And having climbed the steep-up heavenly hill' requires additional accents inserted into the iambic pattern ( 'steep-up heavenly) to achieve its effect.

    Shakespeare

  • A short steep-up grass hill behind was crowned with a few Scotch firs, and in front, an old orchard of apple trees, just breaking into flower, stretched down to a stream and a long wild meadow.

    Five Tales

  • How well he remembered it all -- the little crowning group of pine trees, the steep-up grass hill behind!

    Five Tales

  • How well he remembered it all -- the little crowning group of pine trees, the steep-up grass hill behind!

    Complete Project Gutenberg John Galsworthy Works

  • A short steep-up grass hill behind was crowned with a few Scotch firs, and in front, an old orchard of apple trees, just breaking into flower, stretched down to a stream and

    Complete Project Gutenberg John Galsworthy Works

  • You cannot fail to behold it when you attain the crest -- and having climbed the steep-up heavenly hill -- as the poet says -- "Sir Edward went bounding across the shingle and vanished up a steep path overhung with bushes and creepers.

    Sanditon

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