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monument Word or Phrase:RAILWAY INCLINED PLANE *  
Definition:An embankment or cutting on a railway system, surfaced at a uniform gradient, up or down which materials were hauled by rope.

monument Word or Phrase:CANAL INCLINED PLANE *  
Definition:A prepared slope with rails on which boats can be transferred from one canal to another at a higher or lower level. The boats can either be floated in a caisson or carried in a cradle or sling.

monument Word or Phrase:INCLINED PLANE *  
Definition:A prepared slope on which rails are laid to enable early tramroads and railways to negotiate a steep gradient.

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