Incline

• (v. t.) To impart a tendency or propensity to, as to the will or affections; to turn; to dispose; to influence. • (n.) An inclined plane; an ascent o/ descent; a grade or gradient; a slope. • (v. i.) Fig.: To lean or tend, in an intellectual or moral sense; to favor an opinion, a course of conduct, or a person; to have a propensity...
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incline

1. To deviate from a line, direction, or course, toward an object; to lean; to tend; as, converging lines incline toward each other; a road inclines to the north or south. ... 2. To lean or tend, in an intellectual or moral sense; to favor an opinion, a course of conduct, or a person; to have a propensity or inclination; to be disposed. 'Their hear...
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incline

verb bend or turn (one`s ear) towards a speaker in order to listen well; `He inclined his ear to the wise old man`
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Incline

In·cline' intransitive verb [ imperfect & past participle Inclined ; present participle & verbal noun Inclining .] [ Middle English inclinen , enclinen , Old French encliner , incliner , French incliner
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Incline

In·cline' noun An inclined plane; an ascent or descent; a grade or gradient; a slope.
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Incline

In·cline' transitive verb 1. To cause to deviate from a line, position, or direction; to give a leaning, bend, or slope to; as, incline the column or post to the east; incline your head to the right. « Incline thine ear, O Lord, and hear.» Is. xxxvii. 17....
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Incline

A slanting shaft.
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Incline

A tunnel driven at an angle usually between 33 and 45 degrees or a tramway for lowering material down a slope.
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Incline

A waggonway might need unavoidably to slope in the absence of any cutting or to reach staithes. This section is called an incline. Wagons would be need to run up or down it. Gravity could be employed on the downhill slopes. To assist horses used stationary winding engines were employed to haul the wagons up slopes - lowering the other wagons safely...
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Incline

Any entry to a mine that is not vertical (shaft) or horizontal (adit). Often incline is reserved for those entries that are too steep for a belt conveyor (+17 degrees -18 degrees), in which case a hoist and guide rails are employed. A belt conveyor incline is termed a slope. Alt: Secondary inclined opening, driven upward to connect levels, sometime...
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Incline

The slope of a roof expressed either in percent or in the number of vertical units of rise per horizontal unit of run.
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incline

[v] - bend or turn (one`s ear) towards a speaker in order to listen well 2. [v] - lower or bend (the head or upper body), as in a nod or bow
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