From the buttress foot a sheep-walk goes along the scarp—see, you can follow it from here in the dry grass.
There were several hits on the scarp, but none of the guns were in any way injured.
There were several hits on the scarp, but none of the guns were touched.
He was within an ace of capture, and to save himself was forced back from the scarp.
The wall we see on the further side of the moat, taking the enemys point of view, is the scarp.
He stood beneath a scarp of black rock, notched with a single pass.
The scarp or steeply inclined slope; this is necessarily of small extent except in the direction of its length.
Their last trip took them nearly to the scarp of blasted ground on which stood the half-destroyed hamlet.
The sheer face of the scarp fell away beneath them, plunging down to the tiny trees and rocks below.
The revtement is a half one, and formed of wood, as well as the scarp and counterscarp.
"steep slope," 1580s, from Italian scarpa "slope," probably from a Germanic source, perhaps Gothic skarpo "pointed object," from Proto-Germanic *skarpa- "cutting, sharp" (cf. Middle High German schroffe "sharp rock, crag," Old English scræf "cave, grave"), from PIE *(s)ker- "to cut" (see shear (v.)).