Definitions

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  • n. Plural form of koppie.

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Examples

  • He hastily gave the order to retreat over the "koppies" and across the railway line, thus entering Pretoria on the opposite side.

    The Petticoat Commando Boer Women in Secret Service

  • They ran away, not into their tents, but right away into the "koppies" on the other side of the railway line.

    The Petticoat Commando Boer Women in Secret Service

  • Presently the ground becomes rougher, and the track winds among and under a succession of abrupt kopjes (pronounced "koppies"), mostly of granitic or gneissose rock.

    Impressions of South Africa

  • When they weren't charging, they were running into bushes and up koppies.

    Animal Planet: December 2008

  • As I suggested, they too spent the beginning part of the afternoon running for the koppies.

    Animal Planet: The Purest Thing I Have Ever Experienced

  • Except for a stretch of around 20km, including where the highway crosses the Tropic of Capricorn, a scattering of typically homeland towns with little more than bottle stores, churches and robust houses dot the landscape otherwise dominated by rocky koppies and scrub vegetation.

    ANC Daily News Briefing

  • Low, wet cloud slides just over the top of the koppies in the demilitarised zone of Mycosa and already the South African Casspir personnel carriers and Zimbabwean Cascavel armoured cars are turning the dirt road into a quagmire.

    ANC Daily News Briefing

  • The next day he arrived at the lager of Commandant Badenhorst's commando on the farm Waterval near the "Sein koppies," and now we close the chapter with the following words, which I have translated from his diary:

    The Petticoat Commando Boer Women in Secret Service

  • It is a wonderfully beautiful piece of bush veldt, with great ranges of mountains running through it, and round granite koppies starting up here and there, looking out like sentinels over the rolling waste of bush.

    Long Odds

  • Bending to the left, we circled round a number of unclimbable koppies, beneath which that tunnel passed, and so at length arrived upon the brow of the dark ravine where we could sleep safe from attack by night.

    Ayesha, the Return of She

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