The winding, sloping roads had been a pleasure to navigate, the air perfumed with onions growing by the roadside.
Many thousands of years ago, glacial floods swept through the area and carved out the sloping sides of the current grounds.
“Animals with sloping backs have huge reserves of stamina, because it is a very economic gait,” said Jean.
On a green field below the sloping campus, teams huddle and plot strategy as group leaders and refs get the games into place.
A column of wildebeest cantered rigidly in the other direction—all spindly legs, candyfloss white beards, and sloping backs.
A minute later, they found themselves at the sloping entrance of what was evidently a communication trench.
Caspar leaped on to the lower one, and scrambled up its sloping ridge.
Presently the uncertain light began to shine upon the walls of the passage, and then it came in view far down the sloping tunnel.
It seemed to us that the ground was sloping, and that we were on the edge of a pine-barren.
Delman had never pictured him like this, small, myopic, with fair hair and sloping shoulders.
1590s, "go in an oblique direction," from earlier adjective meaning "slanting" (c.1500), probably from Middle English aslope (adv.) "on the incline" (late 15c.), from Old English *aslopen, past participle of aslupan "to slip away," from a- "away" + slupan "to slip" (see sleeve). From 1709 as "to be in a slanting position;" transitive sense "place in a slanting position" is from c.1600. Related: Sloped; sloping.
1610s, "inclination," from slope (v.). Meaning "an incline, a slant (of ground)" is from 1620s. Derogatory slang meaning "Oriental person" is attested from 1948.