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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.
A Study In Scarlet By Arthur Conan Doyle Context
Imagine, if you can, a mountain range like a gigantic fortress, with embrasures and bastions which appear to soar a thousand versts towards the heights of heaven, and, towering grandly over a boundless expanse of plain, are broken up into precipitous, overhanging limestone cliffs.
Dead Souls By Nikolai Vasilievich Gogol Context
The ascent is precipitous, but the path is cut into continual and short windings, which enable you to surmount the perpendicularity of the mountain.
Frankenstein By Mary Wollstonecraft (Godwin) Shelley Context
Swearing, sweating men hauled the heavy guns up the precipitous slopes, for mules could not climb the hillsides.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche Context
When thou hast crossed the ford, thou wilt take care of thy footing up the left bank, as it is somewhat precipitous; and the path, which hangs over the river, has lately, as I learn, (for I seldom leave the duties of my chapel,) given way in sundry places.
Together we made our way down the precipitous slope and approached the body, black and clear against the silvered stones.
The Hound of the Baskervilles By A. Conan Doyle Context
The one in question was high and precipitous; its top flattened, as usual; but with one of its sides more than ordinarily irregular.
The Last of the Mohicans By James Fenimore Cooper Context