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ant-hill

Ant"-hill noun
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  1. (Zoöl.) A mound thrown up by ants or by termites in forming their nests.
Webster 1913

battle of bunker hill

  • noun the first important battle of the American War of Independence (1775) which was fought at Breed's Hill; the British defeated the colonial forces
    battle of Bunker Hill.
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beacon hill

  • noun a fashionable section of Boston; site of the Massachusetts capital building
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benny hill

  • noun risque English comedian (1925-1992)
    Alfred Hawthorne; Hill.
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berkshire hills

  • noun a low mountain range in western Massachusetts; a resort area
    Berkshires.
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beverly hills

  • noun a city in southwestern California surrounded by Los Angeles; home of many Hollywood actors
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black hills

  • noun mountains in southwestern South Dakota and northeastern Wyoming; sacred to the Sioux (whites settling in the Black Hills led to the Battle of Little Bighorn); site of Mount Rushmore
  • noun mountains in western South Dakota and northeastern Wyoming
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breed's hill

  • noun a hill in Charlestown that was the site of the battle of Bunker Hill in 1775
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bunker hill

  • noun the first important battle of the American War of Independence (1775) which was fought at Breed's Hill; the British defeated the colonial forces
    battle of Bunker Hill.
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capitol hill

  • noun a hill in Washington, D.C., where the Capitol Building sits and Congress meets
    Capitol Hill.
    • they are debating the budget today on Capitol Hill
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chapel hill

  • noun a town in central North Carolina; site of the University of North Carolina
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cheviot hills

  • noun a range of hills on the border between England and Scotland
    Cheviots.
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cotswold hills

  • noun a range of low hills in southwestern England
    Cotswolds.
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head for the hills

  • verb flee; take to one's heels; cut and run
    lam; run; hightail it; bunk; run away; take to the woods; scarper; escape; fly the coop; break away; scat; turn tail.
    • If you see this man, run!
    • The burglars escaped before the police showed up
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Hill ant

  • (Zoöl.), a common ant (Formica rufa), of Europe and America, which makes mounds or ant-hills over its nests.
Webster 1913

Hill myna

  • noun glossy black Asiatic starling often taught to mimic speech
    Indian grackle; Gracula religiosa; grackle.
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  • (Zoöl.), one of several species of birds of India, of the genus Gracula, and allied to the starlings. They are easily taught to speak many words. Written also hill mynah. See Myna.
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Hill partridge

  • (Zoöl.), a partridge of the genus Aborophila, of which numerous species in habit Southern Asia and the East Indies.
Webster 1913

Hill tit

  • (Zoöl.), one of numerous species of small Asiatic singing birds of the family Leiotrichidæ. Many are beautifully colored.
Webster 1913

j. j. hill

  • noun United States railroad tycoon (1838-1916)
    Hill; J. J. Hill.
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james jerome hill

  • noun United States railroad tycoon (1838-1916)
    Hill; J. J. Hill.
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moot-hill

Moot"-hill` noun
Definitions
  1. (O. Eng. Law) A hill of meeting or council; an elevated place in the open air where public assemblies or courts were held by the Saxons; -- called, in Scotland, mute-hill. J. R. Green.
Webster 1913

mute-hill

Mute"-hill` noun
Definitions
  1. See Moot-hill. Scot.
Webster 1913

nilgiri hills

  • noun hills in southern India
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nob hill

  • noun a fashionable neighborhood in San Francisco
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over-the-hill

  • adjective satellite too old to be useful
    overage; overaged; superannuated.
    • He left the house...for the support of twelve superannuated wool carders"- Anthony Trollope
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Palatine hill, ∨ The palatine

  • one of the seven hills of Rome, once occupied by the palace of the Cæsars. See Palace.
Webster 1913

san juan hill

  • noun a hill in eastern Cuba (near Santiago de Cuba) that was captured during the Spanish-American War
    • Theodore Roosevelt and his Rough Riders became famous for their charge up San Juan Hill
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Sand hill

  • a hill of sand; a dune.
Webster 1913

Sand-hill crane

  • (Zoöl.), the American brown crane (Grus Mexicana).
Webster 1913

seven hills of rome

  • noun the hills on which the ancient city of Rome was built
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the hill

  • noun a hill in Washington, D.C., where the Capitol Building sits and Congress meets
    Capitol Hill.
    • they are debating the budget today on Capitol Hill
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Will I, nill I, ∨ Will ye, hill ye, ∨ Will he, nill he

  • whether I, you, or he will it or not; hence, without choice; compulsorily; sometimes corrupted into willy nilly. "If I must take service willy nilly." J. H. Newman. "Land for all who would till it, and reading and writing will ye, nill ye." Lowell.
Webster 1913

"Rowling never met an adverb she didn't like."

-Stephen King on J.K Rowling's excessive use of adverbs.

Fear not the Adverb Hell!

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