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- n. low-growing bristly shrub of southern Oregon and California with creeping rootstocks and usually corymbose flowers
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Still farther eastward, around the head of a ravine, the ground rose nearly another 100 feet to a rocky, wood-covered eminence which the natives called Culp's Hill.
On the western side, where the ground rose steeply towards the village on the ridge, the wall was bratticed with a broad timber gallery braced out from its crest, since this was the side which could more easily be approached closely to attack the walls with rams or mining.
I was surprised when the driver swung upon a little lane that branched from the Old Hill Cemetery Road, taking us past the boneyard—though its western wall remained in sight—slowing our pace as the lane narrowed and the ground rose before us.
Fir and spruce trees took over as the ground rose out of the valley.