Christie crept nearer to the edge of the slope
in the shadow of a buckeye.
HUCK said: "Tom, we can slope
, if we can find a rope.
The considerable slope
, at nearly the foot of which the Abbey stood, gradually acquired a steeper form beyond its grounds; and at half a mile distant was a bank of considerable abruptness and grandeur, well clothed with wood; and at the bottom of this bank, favourably placed and sheltered, rose the Abbey Mill Farm, with meadows in front, and the river making a close and handsome curve around it.
It will be a very fine object from many parts of the park, and the flower-garden will slope
down just before it, and be exceedingly pretty.
I learned the first two tenses of the verb ETRE, and sketched my first cottage (whose walls, by-the-bye, outrivalled in slope
those of the leaning tower of Pisa), on the same day.
It was dug on a green slope
in a corner of the kirk-yard, where the wall is so low that heath and bilberry-plants have climbed over it from the moor; and peat-mould almost buries it.
She seated herself on the slope
, and resting on her elbow, mechanically pulled up and scattered from her into the air the tufts of grass growing under her hand.
I used to fancy, as I sat by him of an evening, on a green slope
, and saw him watch the kite high in the quiet air, that it lifted his mind out of its confusion, and bore it (such was my boyish thought) into the skies.
There, over the slope
of the rise, came a crowd of men, and leading them was Noma, and by his side the headman who owned the cattle.
Some two hundred feet below, a brawling upland stream stood for the moat, and for the enemy there was on the opposite side of the valley a great green company of trees, settled like a cloud slope
, making all haste to cross the river and ascend the heights where I stood.
Having expressed himself thus confidently, he reined his horse backward down the slope
which he had ascended, and compelled him in the same manner to move backward through the lists, till he reached the northern extremity, where he remained stationary, in expectation of his antagonist.
And I had hardly moved before the boat, giving up at once her gentle dancing movement, ran straight down a slope
of water so steep that it made me giddy, and struck her nose, with a spout of spray, deep into the side of the next wave.