Definitions

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  • n. a hill in Washington, D.C., where the Capitol Building sits and Congress meets

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Examples

  • Like something viewed through a gate, he could see the churned and sodden ground of the mill yard, under a thin sugaring of snow that was already melting; beyond the hill bulked bare and ugly in the starlight, a wasted stubblefield shorn by the reapers of trees.

    Ishmael

  • The tame—and carefully named—Andy Campbell, Colin Murray, and Nigel Kensington each scurried their separate ways from the hill pillow with the cookie on top, the towers made from novels by Sir Walter Scott.

    SNOW

  • She cut down the hill to Grand Avenue, then crossed over and followed the curved sidewalks into Crocus Hill, the tiny pocket of a neighborhood that looked out over the river flats to the bluffs on the opposite shore.

    FALSE MERMAID

  • It was on the hill of Las Campanas on the outskirts of the town that these generals were shot, 19 June, 1867.

    The Catholic Encyclopedia, Volume 12: Philip II-Reuss

  • The other Indian location where Lee is keen to shoot is the hill town of Munnar in Kerala, the holiday haunt of Pi's family.

    The Telegraph - Calcutta (Kolkata) - Frontpage

  • Janet and I sat on the edge of the porch counting the cows in the distant pasture when Edson Tucker's pickup truck came barreling over the hill and down the road.

    Change Me Into Zeus’s Daughter

  • Instead I double-timed my steps and nearly sprinted down the hill and up the stairs to the train.

    Miss Misery

  • At the top of the hill overlooking the courtyard of Khor Virap, Ulric focused binoculars on the figures two hundred yards away.

    The Ark

  • Her windows were curtainless, overlooking the hill behind the dorm and the campanile beyond.

    Some Fun

  • The little house on the hill was dark, as if it had already been abandoned, but light glowed from the bunk-room window.

    Plain Language

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  • The U.S. Congress.

    January 10, 2008