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1. a conspicuous and often rounded natural elevation of the earth's surface, less high or craggy than a mountain
2. over the hill Military slang absent without leave or deserting


1. Archibald Vivian. 1886--1977, British biochemist, noted for his research into heat loss in muscle contraction: shared the Nobel prize for physiology or medicine (1922)
2. Damon Graham Devereux, son of Graham Hill. born 1960, British motor-racing driver; Formula One world champion (1996)
3. David Octavius 1802--70, Scottish painter and portrait photographer, noted esp for his collaboration with the chemist Robert Adamson (1821-- 48)
4. Geoffrey (William). born 1932, British poet: his books include King Log (1968), Mercian Hymns (1971), The Mystery of the Charity of Charles Péguy (1983), and The Orchards of Syon (2002)
5. Graham. 1929--75, British motor-racing driver: world champion (1962, 1968)
6. Octavia. 1838--1912, British housing reformer; a founder of the National Trust
7. Sir Rowland. 1795--1879, British originator of the penny postage
8. Susan (Elizabeth). born 1942, British novelist and writer of short stories: her books include I'm the King of the Castle (1970) The Woman in Black (1983), and Felix Derby (2002)
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What does it mean when you dream about a hill?

To climb and climb is to struggle and not succeed, whereas to reach the top of the hill is to have succeeded.

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A land surface feature characterized by strong relief; it is a prominence smaller than a mountain.
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``When I started as a dancer on The Benny Hill Show I'd obviously heard of him but never really watched his programmes, '' explained Julie, who lives in Llangollen with her husband, eminent actor Dyfed Thomas, and their two children.
He recorded many songs in a very varied career, but for most people Benny Hill will always be fondly remembered as alter ego Ernie - the Fastest Milkman in the West who took on Two Ton Ted from Teddington - a classic, fun number one back in 1971.
With The Benny Hill Show he introduced mime to the British public, and pushed the censor's boundaries with his tongue-in-cheek innuendo and saucy humour.
Nurse Dunn said he chased her around an unconscious patient "like a scene from a Benny Hill escapade" after she refused a cuddle.
A CAMBRIDGE don accused of groping a former student while making a "pervy Benny Hill noise" told a jury yesterday he was happily married but "flirtatious" and an "occasional bottom patter".
THE motor trike which comedian Benny Hill used to chase his angels across fields has gone on sale in Liverpool.
A SEX pest doctor who chased nurses "like Benny Hill" broke down in front of a hearing yesterday, admitting he was "the butt of all jokes".
But if it flops, perhaps Steve, 61, could try to land the lead role in a film about Benny Hill. He'd be beret good.
But of course, Doddy is a Merseysider, whereas Benny Hill started as a milkman in Hampshire.
Not bad for someone who started out as one of Benny Hill's scantily clad Angels.
For starters, he looks like a cross between Freddy 'Parrot Face' Davies and Benny Hill's hapless alter ego Fred Scuttle.