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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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The panel of judges for this year's Awards include: Julia Bradbury, 'Countryfile' presenter and winner of a 2012 Octavia Hill Award, Fergus Collins, Editor of 'Countryfile Magazine', Grahame Hindes, Chief Executive of Octavia Housing, Matt Smith, winner of a 2012 Octavia Hill Award, and Helen Timbrell, Volunteering and Community Involvement Director at the National Trust.
Octavia Hill would, no doubt, have been distressed to learn that a century after her efforts, the issue was no closer to a solution.
2 Which organisation was founded by Octavia Hill in 1895?
These slums were truly horrific despite repeated attempts by private individuals such as Octavia Hill, Peabody and Burdett-Coutts to improve things.
Gillian Darley is a writer on architecture and landscape and the biographer of Octavia Hill, John Soane and John Evelyn.
There are two papers on Octavia Hill; two on exhibits (the Loan Exhibit of Women's Industries in Bristol in 1885 and the Ideal Home Exhibit in 1939); and several on the political impact of women on housing reform.
In addition, the recording of such voices by the likes of Henry Mayhew and Octavia Hill generally resulted in a notable degree of interpretation on the part of the person doing the recording.
I couldn't be a monk & illuminate manuscripts and I didn't want to collect rents under Octavia Hill. So it was gardening.
Tracy's Octavia Hill collection recently debuted and a Christmas pattern is set to launch in a few weeks, according to David Zrike, vice president of Zrike.
Such well-known figures as Anna Sewell, Christina Rossetti, Octavia Hill and Beatrix Potter are included alongside numerous others equally committed to themes of nature in their work but who have been, for various reasons, all but neglected from the historical record.
He won the novices' handicap hurdle on Life's Work for Philip Hobbs after rival Octavia Hill fell upsides at the last, giving Tony McCoy a bouncing fall.