American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. A small hill.
- n. Biology A small protuberance or elevation, as from an organ, tissue, or structure.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A small hill; a slight elevation.
- n. a small hill
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. A small hill.
- n. a small natural hill
- From hill + -ock. (Wiktionary)
- Middle English hillok, from hil, hill; see hill. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“From the edge of the cliff at Geesh the ground slopes to the marsh, in whose centre is a hillock, which is the altar on which the religious ceremonies of the Agows are performed.”
“Some rotting timbers of it may still be left, for the black people who live thereabout keep away, especially at night, believing that the hillock is a resort of spirits.”
“The temple of lord Ramalingeswara atop Yanamalakuduru hillock, which is arguably the single largest crowd puller during the festival, has been decorated specially.”
“Fifteen minutes and she was up again, dragging me and the travois down the gleaming slope until at last the ground leveled out and we were standing on a kind of hillock, looking towards a band of pale pewter light which danced forever ahead of us.”
“In one of her letters Madame d'Arblay speaks of his raising a "hillock" with his own hands, in order to obtain a view of”
“We arrive at a junction of trenches, and on the top of the maltreated hillock which is outlined on the cloudy grayness, a mournful signboard stands crookedly in the wind.”
“I estimate that the 'hillock' extends to no more than 3 feet above the level of the main areas of grass.”
“The 'hillock' also contributes greatly to the green nature of the view from the north bank of the Thames.”
“If the 'hillock' has to go I suggest it is replicated by a 3 foot wall built along that boundary of the park (I assume the path in front of the cultural space is part of the development), with grass sloping gently up to the top of this wall.”
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