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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • A town of north-central North Carolina at the edge of the Piedmont region west-northwest of Raleigh. It is the seat of the University of North Carolina (chartered 1789). Population: 49,900.

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  • proper n. A town in the United States famous for its university, the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a town in central North Carolina; site of the University of North Carolina


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  • a Presbyterian minister and one of William Davie's harshest critics among the University's trustees, blamed the unrest on what he described as Chapel Hill's "Jacobine system of education."

    Revolution and Retrenchment

  • The police department, we're seeking leads and continuing to urge anyone with information about this crime to call the Chapel Hill police department at area code 919-968-2760 or crimestoppers at area code 919-942-7515.

    CNN Transcript Mar 8, 2008

  • Tomorrow John and Elizabeth Edwards are going to be holing a press conference, noon, in North Carolina in Chapel Hill, which is where they're living.

    CNN Transcript Mar 21, 2007

  • I just want one or more of the characters to be from a small college town called Chapel Hill and I wouldn't mind seeing an authentic UNC diploma on the walls of their apartment/office -- clearly visible when they leave the apartment to go down to the coffee shop.

    sleeping with the television on

  • You are here -- so am I-- when universes collide (in Chapel Hill, that is)!

    set the frigate's royals

  • By June 18, 1917, all papers for organization had been received, and the Chapter, known as the Chapel Hill, N.C. Chapter with jurisdiction "this side of the railroad", was busy making Surgical Dressings and doing other work necessary for the winning of the war.

    Record of the War Activities in Orange County, North Carolina. 1917-1919

  • On a little rise to the southward, called Chapel Hill, stood the temple where the garrison paid its vows to the various deities of its worship.

    Northumberland Yesterday and To-day

  • Its name is a corruption of the word Mary -- Mary's way -- for there was an ancient shrine of pilgrimage dedicated to the Virgin Mary that stood on the broad low bluff still known as Chapel Hill, where the downs sink into the well-watered plain.

    The Silent Isle

  • The field is still known as Chapel Hill; but not a vestige of the building survives; no doubt the foundations were grubbed up for ploughing purposes.

    Vanishing England

  • It has always been acknowledged that the wall terminated upon an eminence called the Chapel Hill, near the village of West Kilpatrick, on the Clyde.

    The Antiquity of Man


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