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Inclined from a horizontal or vertical line:‘a sloping floor’
- ‘Beads of sweat broke out on low, sloping brows.’
- ‘The topography of the county ranges from low rolling hills in the north to very flat terrain or gentle sloping ridges in the south.’
- ‘She lies with her bow at 12m, and her more intact stern rests on a sloping rocky bottom at 14m.’
- ‘Around the hall are galleries where minerals and fossils lie under sloping glass.’
- ‘Originally, a small patio and a sloping garden filled the yard.’
- ‘I settled onto the sand of the now gently sloping reef.’
- ‘A powerful-looking sloping neckline is a strong indication of a well-built physique.’
- ‘That sloping top tube extends the flowing lines to the rear triangle a treat.’
- ‘Inside the church, the sloping floor of green Portland stone has had to be sealed more than once.’
- ‘The new terminal has been designed on three levels, taking advantage of the sloping terrain.’
- ‘Some of the most difficult courses require you to bump a chip shot up a sloping green with the utmost precision.’
- ‘Seedlings were grown on wet sloping filter boards in an incubator.’
- ‘He is lying on a hill, sloping gently back to the factory town where he grew up.’
- ‘Soon we roared into his short, sloping driveway.’
- ‘The first divers down found the ship lying unevenly and had great difficulty in moving across the steeply sloping decks.’
- ‘They simply cannot physically be as supple as a horse with a long, sloping front end.’
- ‘Interestingly the original plans show the buildings supported and made level by brick piles grounded in the sloping valley side.’
- ‘Intermittent streams dissect the gently sloping area.’
- ‘The site would be entered through a grandiose arch, and each house would have a sloping green in front of it.’
- ‘High up under the sloping roof, exercise rooms are located in a glass enclosed attic that overlooks the main hall.’
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