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  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Declivity  \De*cliv"i*ty\,  n.;  pl  {Declivities}.  [L.  declivitas 
  fr  declivis  sloping,  downhill;  de  +  clivus  a  slope,  a  hill; 
  akin  to  clinare  to  incline:  cf  F.  d['e]clivit['e].  See 
  {Decline}.] 
  1.  Deviation  from  a  horizontal  line  gradual  descent  of 
  surface;  inclination  downward;  slope;  --  opposed  to 
  acclivity,  or  ascent;  the  same  slope,  considered  as 
  descending,  being  a  declivity,  which  considered  as 
  ascending,  is  an  acclivity. 
 
  2.  A  descending  surface;  a  sloping  place 
 
  Commodious  declivities  and  channels  for  the  passage 
  of  the  waters.  --Derham. 




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