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Webster's 1828 Dictionary

STEEP, adjective Making a large angle with the plane of the horizon; ascending or descending with a great inclination; precipitous; as a steep hill or mountain; a steep roof; a steep ascent; a steep declivity.

STEEP, noun A precipitous place, hill, mountain, rock or ascent; any elevated object which slopes with a large angle to the plane of the horizon; a precipice.

We had on each side rocks and mountains broken into a thousand irregular steps and precipices.

STEEP, verb transitive [probably formed on the root of dip.] To soak in a liquid; to macerate; to imbue; to keep any thing in a liquid till it has thoroughly imbibed it, or till the liquor has extracted the essential qualities of the substance. Thus cloth is steeped in lye or other liquid in bleaching or dyeing. But plants and drugs are steeped in water, wine and the like, for the purpose of tincturing the liquid with their qualities.

STEEP, noun A liquid for steeping grain or seeds; also, a runnet bag. [Local.]

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STEEPED, participle passive Soaked; macerated; imbued.

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STEEPER, noun A vessel, vat or cistern in which things are steeped.

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STEEPING, participle present tense Soaking; macerating.

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STEEPLE, noun A turret of a church, ending in a point; a spire. It differs from a tower, which usually ends in a square form, thought the name is sometimes given to a tower. The bell of a church is usually hung in the steeple

They, far from steeples and their sacred sound---

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STEEPLED, adjective Furnished with a steeple; adorned with steeples or towers.

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STEEPLE-HOUSE, noun A church. [Not in use.]

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STEEPLY, adverb With steepness; with precipitous declivity.

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STEEPNESS, noun The state of being steep; precipitous declivity; as the steepness of a hill, a bank or a roof.

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STEEPY, adjective Having a steep or precipitous declivity; as steepy crags; a poetical word.

No more, my goats, shall I behold you climb the steepy cliffs.