The rugged section of No Man's Land is the Napali Coast to the northwest, a series of steep, dry, dramatic declivities
that run right down to the water.
As you explore its gentle slopes and declivities
, you encounter fragments of other recent buildings: an architectural promenade through space and time.
But there are also shallower declivities
and undulations, and for Tolkien, in these cases of 'hollow' and 'fold', the appropriate relationship between signifier and signified is sometimes a shifting one, as is apparent in the following extract: Then deep folds in the ground were discovered unexpectedly.
Mr Richard Tudor Owen of Meoles Brace had brought his motor car for repairs and was about to take it into a works which stood on a steep incline in Water Lane off Castle Street when he lost control of the vehicle which dashed down the declivities
at a terrific pace, smashing a couple of wooden posts under an old archway and bounding across the footpath into the river Severn.
The increase in roughness of the used surface on the small scale, as detected by AFM, may be partly due to the striations, but is also to do with the capture of mineral particles, mainly calcium carbonate but with a little titanium dioxide, in the rough declivities
of the surface.
spillways: pushed mounds, scraped declivities
, tread ruts from huge
He declines to speculate that there might be something in human affairs that succeeds better than success itself His deepest and most resonant implication is that there is a secret to success which is within the reach of every society: as long as they realize the saddle-shaped declivities
in their social infrastructures can be filled and rounded, a way can be found to express the will.
It was known that they stretched down the declivities
on the mountainsides like rivers of ice; that the end in the valley melted in the summer and refroze in the winter; that in advancing and retreating at the valley end, the glaciers scraped rocks, since the pebbles frozen into the bottom of the glaciers gouged striations into those rocks.