Acclivities
Acclivity Ac*cliv"i*ty, n.; pl. {Acclivities}. [L. acclivitas, fr. acclivis, acclivus, ascending; ad + clivus a hill, slope, fr. root kli to lean. See {Lean}.] A slope or inclination of the earth, as the side of a hill, considered as ascending, in opposition to declivity, or descending; an upward slope; ascent. [1913 Webster]

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