With a gesture of impotent fury, he dashed away in the direction of an equally excited crowd, that on a point of the slope
nearer the island were gesticulating and shouting to a second group of men, who on the opposite shore were clambering on over the choked debris of the flume that had dammed and diverted the current.
To get to the beach I should have to go through the trees where the shadows lurked, and down a bushy slope
Half-way up the slope
Mattie stumbled against some unseen obstruction and clutched his sleeve to steady herself.
Pocket!" he cried out, as though to an auditor hidden somewhere above him beneath the surface of the slope. "Ah, ha!
The regularity with which their length diminished served to indicate that somewhere up the slope the last line would be so short as to have scarcely length at all, and that beyond could come only a point.
Pocket"--for so the man familiarly addressed the imaginary point above him on the slope, crying out:
Before him was the smooth slope, spangled with flowers and made sweet with their breath.
Different soil slopes
affected by different rainfall amounts are in different groundwater levels during the earthquake or aftershocks, and the slopes
suffered from a combination of factors, including earthquake and groundwater.
Generally, the rock mass in slopes
is mostly under a relatively low stress state, and the yield failure of the rock mass conforms to the Mohr-Coulomb yield criterion.
1 to 2 kg of disturbed bulk samples were obtained at a depth of 15 cm to 30 cm (weathered top soils were removed) with hoe and hand shovel from the crest and middle of the failed and stable slopes
and were transported to the laboratory in sealed black plastic bags and kept at room temperature with no sun exposure.
Many catastrophic slope
failures have occurred because of earthquakes, such as the 2004 Chuetsu earthquake and the 2008 Wenchuan earthquake, highlighting the importance of addressing the seismic stability of slopes
in geotechnical engineering practices.
Bishop, The use of the slip circle in the stability analysis of slopes
. Geotechnique, 5 (1955), 7-17.