hillock


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hillock

a small hill or mound

hillock

[′hil·ək]
(geology)
A small, low hill.
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A spring, which many long years before had induced the natives to select the place for their temporary fortification, was soon cleared of leaves, and a fountain of crystal gushed from the bed, diffusing its waters over the verdant hillock.
The hillock, as I have said, was a kind of island in the forest.
At the top of each hillock that they mounted he would draw in his horse and, turning, scan the country to the rear with utmost care.
Not long afterwards, as he ascended a small hillock, he saw at its foot a Lion feeding on the Calf.
At one side was a little knoll--a natural hillock, bare of shrubbery but covered with wild grass, and on this, standing out of the grass, the headstone of a grave!
But now, let all the people build be a great temple and an altar below it and beneath the city and its sheer wall upon a rising hillock above Callichorus.
I see him yet; he climbs a hillock, takes his field-glass, looks along our lines, and says, 'That is going on all right.
At the entrance of the down there was a steep hillock, like the barrows of Tom's own downs.
It was only hard work when he had to break off the motion, which had become unconscious, and to think; when he had to mow round a hillock or a tuft of sorrel.
During the afternoon I looked at times at the old homely ship, the faithful nurse of Hermann's progeny, or yawned towards the dis tant temple of Buddha, like a lonely hillock on the plain, where shaven priests cherish the thoughts of that Annihilation which is the worthy reward of us all.
The creatur' has plunged over the hillock," said Abner, who had proceeded a short distance beyond the rest of the party.
He couldn't bear to think of himself living on any other spot than this, where he knew the sound of every gate door, and felt that the shape and color of every roof and weather-stain and broken hillock was good, because his growing senses had been fed on them.