Sloping Slop"ing, a. Inclining or inclined from the plane of the horizon, or from a horizontal or other right line; oblique; declivous; slanting. -- {Slop"ing*ly}, adv. [1913 Webster]

The sloping land recedes into the clouds. --Cowper. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.


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