Sentence Examples with the word sloping

When the ice sheets fronted on land sloping southward to the Ohio, Mississippi and Missouri rivers, the drift-laden streams flowed freely away from the ice border; and as the streams, escaping from their subglacial channels, spread in broader channels, they ordinarily could not carry forward all their load; hence they acted not as destructive but as constructive agents, and aggraded their courses.

She waited at the top of the sloping walkway until she saw the outline of a door as he cracked it open.

The hollow or form produced by a land surface sloping inwards from all sides to a particular lowest place, the converse of a mount.

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Another simple apparatus is a large vertical pipe or shoot in which sloping baffle plates or shelves are placed at intervals.

Troughs and basins in the middle of the ocean, (2) the steeply sloping ridge which interposes a narrower barrier between two depressions, and (3) the plateau or wide elevation rising steeply on all sides from a depression.

The concentrates are then passed over sloping tables (pulsator) and shaken to and fro under a stream of water which effects a second concentration of the heaviest material.

The Dominican church is approached by a sloping flagged lane, having on one side a beautifully ornamented balustrade of the 18th century.

Russia; the Valdai tablelands, where all the great rivers of Russia take their rise; the broad and gently sloping meridional belt of the Ural Mountains; and lastly the Taimyr, Tunguzka and Verkhoyansk ranges in Siberia, which, notwithstanding their sub-Arctic position, do not reach the snow-line.

The Silesian furnace has an oblong hearth sloping from the firebridge to the flue-bridge.

In many instances old level crossings have been replaced by over-bridges with long sloping approaches; in this way considerable expenditure has been involved, justified, however, by the removal of a danger to the public and of interruptions to the traffic on both the roads and the railways.