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  • n. Plural form of hillock.

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Examples

  • Under a light covering of dirt, the hillocks were a dead pure white.

    The Magic of Recluce

  • There was one who lived here who had come from Russia, he always would ride up the mounds (he called the mounds so funnily, "hillocks").

    The Cossacks

  • David looked ahead and saw a landscape of sandy hillocks, dotted with thornbushes and olive trees.

    The Omega Theory

  • It was a long shot near the embassy where there were practically ramparts of bodies stacked to and fro, and there just past those hillocks of humanity was a group of Haitian children blithely kicking around a soccer ball as the field reporter — Ann Curry it was — noted the surrealism of the scene.

    Archive 2010-02-01

  • We might have been spared Robert May's inept metaphor about "hillocks", Huxley's view that the process "is simply common sense at its best" (didn't Wolpert long ago demonstrate its counterintuitive qualities?) and the confusion of "fact" (a bit of a weasel word) with inference from observation, as in the Hoyle example.

    Science: The incessant drive for 'balance' distorts education | the big issue

  • Running with the children of the village through meadow grass, among the mounds and hillocks, chasing along the timeworn runs of fox and rabbit through the ruins.

    GRAVE CONCERNS • by Oscar Windsor-Smith

  • Most hillocks shrink and disappear until, in the end, you are left with a single towering pinnacle of virtual certitude.

    Science and truth have been cast aside by our desire for controversy | Robin McKie

  • In the early stages of research, ideas are like hillocks on a landscape.

    Science and truth have been cast aside by our desire for controversy | Robin McKie

  • Outside the Underground Gallery, seven other knee-hugging figures, cast from Mr. Plensa's own body, sit on small grassy hillocks, with cherry trees shooting upward between their arms.

    Jaume Plensa Is Deep in Thought

  • Winding through three kilometers of sandy hillocks along the Arabian Gulf, Yas Links is a tough cookie with uneven fairways, pot bunkers and unpredictable wind conditions.

    Fabulous Fairways

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