steep-up (adj.) Old form(s): steepe , steepe vp
precipitous, virtually perpendicular, sudden
LLL IV.i.2[Princess to First Lord, of the King] that spurred his horse so hard / Against the steep-up rising of the hill [F steep uprising]
PP.9.5[of Cytherea] Her stand she takes upon a steep-up hill
Sonn.7.5[] And having climbe the steep up heavenly hill
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