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incline

[′in‚klīn]
(science and technology)
An upward-or downward-sloping surface.

incline

A sloping surface, i.e., neither horizontal nor vertical; a slope.
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Nikita again sprang lightly out, throwing down the reins, and went ahead to see what had brought him to a standstill, but hardly had he made a step in front of the horse before his feet slipped and he went rolling down an incline.
About seven yards farther on he managed with difficulty to crawl up the incline on all fours, then he followed the edge of the hollow back to the place where the horse should have been.
But a man is not often found sufficiently circumspect to know how to accommodate himself to the change, both because he cannot deviate from what nature inclines him to do, and also because, having always prospered by acting in one way, he cannot be persuaded that it is well to leave it; and, therefore, the cautious man, when it is time to turn adventurous, does not know how to do it, hence he is ruined; but had he changed his conduct with the times fortune would not have changed.
For instance, it says that one may have many, many fancies, my Barbara--that as soon as the spring comes on, one's thoughts become uniformly pleasant and sportive and witty, for the reason that, at that season, the mind inclines readily to tenderness, and the world takes on a more roseate hue.
July 9, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Babson Capital Management, a leading global asset management firm with more than $217 billion in assets under management, today announced it provided subordinated debt and made an equity co-investment to support Incline Equity Partners' acquisition of AFC Holdings Inc.
DONEGAL is not a county renowned for achieving major race success, but on the second day of the 2007 Galway festival Ray McGlinchey, who trained in Inver, near Donegal town, enjoyed the biggest win of his career when 25-1 shot Incline landed the Tote Galway Mile, the race now known as the Topaz Mile.
is month marked the anniversary of the opening of e Lickey Incline, the steepest sustained main-line railway incline in Great Britain in 1840.
Not Quite a Poem I SAID to my doctor If i go up an incline I'm inclined to decline So if I do see an incline I'm inclined to decline it However if I see a decline I'm inclined to take it Rather than decline it He replied If that's how you feel inclined I feel inclined to let you Follow your inclinations I've been going downhill ever since.
Laboratory investigations have revealed that shoulder joint forces [2-4] and muscle demands [5] are greater during incline propulsion than during level-ground propulsion.
The new Cascade Incline Screen from KPI-JCI is the perfect solution for operators looking for a simple design that offers higher uptime and increased efficiency, as well as users who need a custom-engineered unit built specifically for their needs, according to the company.
Increasing the incline on a treadmill or running or walking uphill is a great way to burn calories," says Kelly Gonzalez, a fitness consultant in Manhattan Beach, Calif.