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 for sloping
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Slope \Slope\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Sloped; p. pr. & vb. n.
     To form with a slope; to give an oblique or slanting
     direction to; to direct obliquely; to incline; to slant; as,
     to slope the ground in a garden; to slope a piece of cloth in
     cutting a garment.
     [1913 Webster]

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  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]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      adj 1: having an oblique or slanted direction [syn: aslant,
             aslope, diagonal, slanted, slanting, sloped,
      2: having a slanting form or direction; "an area of gently
         sloping hills"; "a room with a sloping ceiling"

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  37 Moby Thesaurus words for "sloping":
     aslant, aslope, atilt, bevel, beveled, bias, biased, canting,
     careening, inclinational, inclinatory, inclined, inclining,
     leaning, listing, oblique, out of plumb, out of square, pitched,
     pitching, raking, recumbent, shelving, shelvy, sideling, sidelong,
     slant, slanted, slanting, slantways, slantwise, sloped, tilted,
     tilting, tipped, tipping, tipsy

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