1 In a moment the young fellows had dismounted, fastened their horses, and were ascending the precipitous slope which led up to the object which had excited their curiosity.
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2 The girl was placed upon the mule, and old Ferrier upon one of the horses, with his money-bag, while Jefferson Hope led the other along the precipitous and dangerous path.
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3 Together we made our way down the precipitous slope and approached the body, black and clear against the silvered stones.
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4 Beyond that the hills become precipitous.
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5 Swearing, sweating men hauled the heavy guns up the precipitous slopes, for mules could not climb the hillsides.
6 The one in question was high and precipitous; its top flattened, as usual; but with one of its sides more than ordinarily irregular.
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7 Though protected from any great danger of observation by the precipitous banks, and the thick shrubbery which skirted the stream, no precaution known to an Indian attack was neglected.
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8 The ascent is precipitous, but the path is cut into continual and short windings, which enable you to surmount the perpendicularity of the mountain.
9 She continued her course along the precipitous sides of the river, when suddenly her foot slipped, and she fell into the rapid stream.
10 There was nothing she could say that would not precipitate a scene in which he would be sure to remark upon her locked door and the probable connection Ashley had with it.
11 Miss Bart shrank from it slightly, and then flung herself into precipitate explanations.
12 Again she felt her colour change; again her heart rose in precipitate throbs to meet what she felt was coming.
13 He put it to her as if she had not grasped the consequences of her act; as if her incorrigible ignorance of business were about to precipitate her into a fresh act of folly.
14 After riding about an hour in this way, the whole party made a precipitate and tumultuous descent into a barn-yard belonging to a large farming establishment.
15 Thou hast spoken well, Brother Albert," said Beaumanoir; "thy motives were good, since thou didst judge it right to arrest thine erring brother in his career of precipitate folly.