The galleries were reached by inclined planes, cut like steps.
Inclined planes have also been made use of to avoid a multiplicity of locks.
Its path may be a circular road formed of the inclined planes.
The upper surface is formed by two inclined planes meeting in the center.
The turning of the lower set of inclined planes against the fixed set above raises the upper ring and the fork resting on it.
Besides horizontal screws, it is proposed to furnish additional guiding power to the locomotive by means of inclined planes.
The plan was to build a railway which could contain eleven sections with heavy grades, and between them ten inclined planes.
For this purpose, inclined planes having moving canvas or similar ramps will be extensively brought into use.
The massive stones which were used in the construction of some of the ancient edifices, were evidently raised by inclined planes.
Inclined planes or nights of steps, like those at Elephantine, formerly led from the plain up to the terrace.