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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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Police searches continued around Gadle Braes with officers seen knocking on doors in the area yesterday.
Yet, in our imaginations, they will always be part of our lives, those of us who enjoyed a childhood on The Braes.
A section of the Antonine Wall runs directly through the town's Peel Park, and this area is now a designated World Heritage Site Interest is already building for the homes at Braes of Yetts, and Estelle encourages buyers to get in touch sooner rather than later to avoid disappointment.
Gardening group Grow in Glenburn has an allotment next to the Braes and opened its doors to visitors.
Highly rated primary and secondary schools are also within easy reach of homes at The Braes.
TETRATHLON RESULTS: MINIMUS BOYS: 1,James Slattery, SD, 3454; Minimus Girls: 1,Shannon Bates, Braes, 4156 pts; 2,Zephrine Warde-Aldam, Tynedale, 3960; 3,Hannah Carr, SN, 3948; 4,Louise Elliott, Braes, 3896; 5,Helen Porteons, Tynedale, 3774; 6,Alex Tweddle,Braes,3732
Lanchester, County Durham, see the beginning of the Braes of Derwent hunt, which stretches across County Durham and Northumberland.
THE recent death of former jockey Bert Morrow evoked memories in old-timers of Galloway Braes, his regular mount who lit up the National Hunt scene in the 1950s.
Nigel Garrow, together with 3i, the venture capitalists, are planning to spend up to [pounds]200m., to develop a group of companies - the Braes Group, operating within the food sector.
There are just a few days to go till the Braes come alive with the sound of music for a special one-off event.
Conveniently located half way between Edinburgh and Glasgow, The Braes is home to 73 three, four and five-bedroom properties.