scarp

Part of speech: verb

To cut to a steep slope.

Part of speech: noun

Any steep slope.

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Usage examples "scarp":

  1. Elaine had followed to the scarp, where she watched till he disappeared. - "As It Was in the Beginning", Philip Verrill Mighels.
  2. He looked awhile at the ruin, and, skirting its flank instead of entering by the great gateway, climbed up the scarp and walked in through a breach. - "The Hand of Ethelberta", Thomas Hardy.
  3. When it came they looked across the valley and saw that what had been forest, and terraced field, and track- threaded grazing- ground was one raw, red, fan- shaped smear, with a few trees flung head- down on the scarp. - "The Second Jungle Book", Rudyard Kipling.