The beast shied, opened its wide nostrils and tossed its mane, then rearing high up in the air, its hind feet slipped and it fell with its rider down the steep
Think of people FARMING on a slant which is so steep
that the best you can say of it--if you want to be fastidiously accurate--is, that it is a little steeper than a ladder and not quite so steep
as a mansard roof.
Here we found an immediate and steep
ascent, so that within a hundred yards we had reached a point above the waters.
And Jip, the dog, looked down over the edge of the steep
cliff and said,
Accordingly we now commenced it by descending the almost perpendicular side of a steep
and narrow gorge, bristling with a thick growth of reeds.
Jim stopped sometimes to rest, for the climb was rather steep
Out of the grove they pulled to the steep
divide, which was no more than a buttress of Sonoma Mountain.
These people never think of getting out to walk up a steep
They had to lower themselves cautiously and slowly, from steep
; and, while they managed with difficulty to maintain their own footing, to aid their horses by holding on firmly to the rope halters, as the poor animals stumbled among slippery rocks, or slid down icy declivities.
As they gazed upward at the great mass of tumbled rocks that covered the steep
incline, Dorothy gave a little groan and said:
shores of the Mediterranean favoured the beginners in one of humanity's most daring enterprises, and the enchanting inland sea of classic adventure has led mankind gently from headland to headland, from bay to bay, from island to island, out into the promise of world-wide oceans beyond the Pillars of Hercules.
Looking back at the old town, with its one steep
street climbing the white face of the chalk hill, I remembered what wonderful exotic women Thomas Hardy had found eating their hearts out behind the windows of dull country high streets, through which hung waving no banners of romance, outwardly as unpromising of adventure as the windows of the town I had left.