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  • Sloping Island, incorporating the adjacent Sloping Reef, is an island nature reserve, It is part of the Sloping Island Group, lying close to the south-eastern coast of. — “Sloping Island - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia”, en.wikipedia.org
  • For the grade (incline or gradient or pitch or slope) of any physical feature, see Grade (slope) The slope is (in the simplest of terms) the measurement of a line,. — “Slope - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia”, en.wikipedia.org
  • Sloping Island Group. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia The Sloping Island Group is a group of small islands in south-eastern Australia, lying close to the south. — “Sloping Island Group - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia”, en.wikipedia.org

Quotations

  • The five men went out. The night was flashing with stars. Sirius blazed like a signal at the side of the hill, Orion, stately and magnificent, was sloping along. — “The Rainbow” by D. H. Lawrence
  • To the left he saw a sloping descent lit up, and facing it a black knoll that seemed as steep as a wall. — “War and Peace” by Leo Tolstoy
  • From the entrance into the lists, a gently sloping passage, ten yards in breadth, led up to the platform on which the tents were pitched. — “Ivanhoe” by Sir Walter Scott
  • The little pink sloth-creature dashed at me, and I gashed down its ugly face with the nail in my stick and in another minute was scrambling up a steep side pathway, a kind of sloping chimney, out of the ravine. — “The Island of Dr Moreau” by HG Wells
  • We were still following the gallery of lava, a real natural staircase, and as gently sloping as those inclined planes which in some old houses are still found instead of flights of steps. And so we went on until 12.17, the, precise moment when we overtook Hans, who had stopped. — “A Journey to the Centre of the Earth” by Jules Verne
  • About half a mile from the gates of this kraal is a long stretch of rising ground sloping gently upwards from the road, and here the companies formed. — “King Solomon's Mines” by H Rider Haggard

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