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  • n. Plural form of hillman.


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  • (according to Bellew) but a corruption of Ba-rohi (or "hillmen") in a language derived from Sanskrit which would represent the same term by

    Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 3, Part 1, Slice 2 "Baconthorpe" to "Bankruptcy"

  • It was thronged with folk - bustling crowds of Uzbeks in their black caps, and big-nosed hillmen with their crafty faces, and veiled women, and long lines of camels with their jingling bells shuffling up the yellow dust, and porters staggering under great bales, and children underfoot, and everywhere the babbling of twenty different languages.

    The Sky Writer

  • Upon arrival it would be found that most trouble had evaporated such was the reputation of these hardy hillmen of Nepal who have served the British Crown with such distinction for nigh on two hundred years.

    Archive 2007-12-16

  • Conan was a Cimmerian by birth, one of those fierce moody hillmen who dwelt in their gloomy, cloudy land in the north.

    Wings in the Night

  • He came of a race of hillmen, accustomed to scaling forbidding crags, and he was a man of unusual strength and agility.

    The Conquering Sword of Conan

  • Then the jungle reabsorbed the nervous hillmen, and beach-combers straggled along the yellow sands.

    Tropic Days

  • All the Sahibs of their acquaintance — rough-clad men joyously returning year after year to their chosen gullies — had servants and cooks and orderlies, very often hillmen.


  • He dashed to the fire, where he found the lama already surrounded by dishes of food, the hillmen visibly adoring him and the Southerners looking sourly.


  • The order was shouted in broken Hindustani by one of the hillmen.


  • A shower of cutting stones — hillmen are very straight shots — drove him away, and a coolie from Ao-chung snatched the lama into the stampede.



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