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mound something up

to form something into a mound. Mound the dirt up around the base of the shrub. Please mound up the leaves around the rosebushes.
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He vanished behind the mound, and for a moment there was silence.
I saw again, in the dim evening light, the unsightly mound which had so strangely attracted my attention at Gleninch.
At so much a week, they had engaged men to dig into the mound and to sift the ashes.
However unpleasant the task might be, hands alone were used in the further examination of the mound.
Indeed, Dorothy wondered at first why the Wheelers did not roll up this path; but when she followed it to the foot of the mound she found that several big pieces of rock had been placed directly across the end of the way, thus preventing any one outside from seeing it and also preventing the Wheelers from using it to climb up the mound.
I can price the Mounds to a fraction, and I know how they can be best disposed of; and likewise that they take no harm by standing where they do.
Not resting satisfied with giving that much chace to Mrs Boffin's fancies, they pursued them into the yard and outbuildings, and under the Mounds.
The shoulders lay upon a low mound, and the head was turned back at an angle otherwise impossible, the expanded eyes staring blankly backward in a direction opposite to that of the feet.
As I saw him go, picking his way among the nettles, and among the brambles that bound the green mounds, he looked in my young eyes as if he were eluding the hands of the dead people, stretching up cautiously out of their graves, to get a twist upon his ankle and pull him in.
He went towards the mounds, whence came the clank of the chains of sledges as they slipped down or were dragged up, the rumble of the sliding sledges, and the sounds of merry voices.
The preparation of mantlets, movable shelters, and various implements of war, will take up three whole months; and the piling up of mounds over against the walls will take three months more.
The archaeological results suggest at least four distinct phases of human activity at the Pulemelei mound site, which are summarized below.
The operation revealed that the mound is man-made and Ben said: "There is enough evidence to carry out another excavation next year if funding can be found, which would look at the base of the mound where any burials would be located.
Still hasn't thrown off a mound, but is right on tract in his recovery, according to club officials.
Tamlyn O'Driscoll said the thousands of tourists visiting the 5000-year-old site on Knocknarea Mountain have "forged a deep scar" in the mound.