knoll


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knoll

a small rounded hill

knoll

[‚nōl]
(geology)
A mound rising less than 3300 feet (1000 meters) from the sea floor. Also known as sea knoll.
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He was jaded with all things business, and the wooded knolls were calling to him.
Resolving to have his fun first, and to look over the brickyard afterward, he rode on up the hill, prospecting for a way across country to get to the knolls. He left the country road at the first gate he came to and cantered through a hayfield.
At the base of the knolls he encountered a tumble-down stake-and-rider fence.
By taking a circuitous route, and, as it appeared to her, very unreasonable direction to the knoll, they were soon beyond her eye; and for some minutes longer she remained without sight or sound of any companion.
"They desired me to stay--my cousin Maria charged me to say that you would find them at that knoll, or thereabouts."
By the time I get to the knoll they may be gone somewhere else.
"I saw them this evening on that knoll; if they had retreated they would have withdrawn from that too....
But even as I did so the animal leaped into the air, and simultaneously there was a sound of a shot from beyond the knoll.
We had not long to wait, and when I saw the head and shoulders of a man appear above the crest of the knoll, I sprang to my feet, with a heartfelt cry of joy, for it was Delcarte.
Possibly because of some fault that had occurred when the knolls were flung together, and certainly helped by freakish erosion, the hole had been scooped out in the course of centuries by the wash of water.
A quarter of a mile from Glen Ellen, after the second bridge is passed, to the right will be noticed a barranca that runs like a scar across the rolling land toward a group of wooded knolls. The barranca is the site of the ancient right of way that in the time of private property in land ran across the holding of one Chauvet, a French pioneer of California who came from his native country in the fabled days of gold.
broke off the side of one of these knolls and toppled it into the hole where the Everhards made their refuge.