mountain slope

mountain slope

[′mau̇nt·ən ‚slōp]
(geography)
The inclined surface that forms a mountainside.
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One can form some idea of the altitude of this barrier of ice when it is mentioned that from Hofdabrekka farm, which lies high up on a fjeld, one could not see Hjorleifshofdi opposite, which is a fell six hundred and forty feet in height; but in order to do so had to clamber up a mountain slope east of Hofdabrekka twelve hundred feet high.
For two days the party raced through the savage country, passing out of the dense jungle into an open plain, and across this to timbered mountain slopes.
Once in the forest that clothed the mountain slopes the baboons advanced more slowly.
The Dardanians were led by brave Aeneas, whom Venus bore to Anchises, when she, goddess though she was, had lain with him upon the mountain slopes of Ida.
The valley abounds with wildlife and one can find Markhors and leopards on the mountain slope besides many kinds of birds like the Himalayan Snow Cock and the Monal Pheasant.
Survivors have recounted how drinking-water streams turned muddy, cracks appeared in the ground and cattle and goats started running down the mountain slope just before the tragedy struck.
Xinhua said the explosion took place on Monday afternoon at a remote mountain slope at a village in Kaili City.
Vienna, Dhu-AlQa'dah 2, 1433, Sep 18, 2012, SPA -- A German hiker who plunged 115 metres down an Austrian mountain slope was rescued alive this week, police said Tuesday.
The area has been expanded by about 90 hectares including a mountain slope surrounding the silver mine, a dock at Yunotsu port that is used for transporting silver, and some of the streets connecting the mine and neighboring ports.
Two of Zumthor's best-known works are the Therme Vals thermal spa built from 60,000 layered slabs of Valser quartzite and set into a mountain slope, and the St.
Forecasting a snow avalanche takes more than measuring the angle of a mountain slope, researchers report in the July 11 Science.
More than 500 Thai and 1,000 Cambodian troops are stationed around a small pagoda in about five square kilometres of land on a mountain slope leading to Preah Vihear, which the World Court said in 1962 belongs to Cambodia.