It had dismal corridors, and steeper stairways than even the abbé's.
By mid-morning the bed of the cañon had become much rougher and steeper.
But, as Carmena remarked, the steeper the grade the sooner it was ended.
The steeper the descent, the faster, of course, we could go.
At the edge of the steeper climb to come they stopped, breathing fast.
After more trees, and ...