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the Hill

n. the U.S. Congress; the U.S. capitol building located on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C. I really can’t tell what’s happening up on the Hill.
See also: hill
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As quick as lightning the man's head shot forward and his neck stretched out until the top of the head, where it was flat, struck the Scarecrow in the middle and sent him tumbling, over and over, down the hill.
SO that at the bottom of the hill when they came to the stile, there was nothing left to carry except Lucie's one little bundle.
I say splashed, for the storm water was sweeping the sand down the hill in a muddy torrent.
The belief was communicated to the English settlers, and is hardly yet extinct, that a gem, of such immense size as to be seen shining miles away, hangs from a rock over a clear, deep lake, high up among the hills.
They built the temple before a year was ended--a little stone- and-earth shrine--and they called the hill the Bhagat's hill, and they worship there with lights and flowers and offerings to this day.
There was a steaming mist in all the hollows, and it had roamed in its forlornness up the hill, like an evil spirit, seeking rest and finding none.
Be of good cheer, and lead the King to the hill just outside the city walls.
With utmost caution she crept warily toward the crest of the hill, taking advantage of every natural screen that the landscape afforded to conceal her approach from possible observers ahead, while momentarily she cast quick glances rearward lest she be taken by surprise from that quarter.
On one hand it is overhung by the crags of the hill, on the other by an old graveyard.
He could not forbear another survey of the hill before filling the pan farther down the stream.
Then the elephants were chained by their hind legs to their big stumps of pickets, and extra ropes were fitted to the new elephants, and the fodder was piled before them, and the hill drivers went back to Petersen Sahib through the afternoon light, telling the plains drivers to be extra careful that night, and laughing when the plains drivers asked the reason.
That is the way to talk," cried The Killer, "but we do not need the baboons of the hill country.
And they told him there was a tunnel 2,000 feet long and 1,000 feet high running through the hill, from end to end.
The village they now approached was not built in a valley, but on top of a hill, and the road they followed wound around the hill, like a corkscrew, ascending the hill easily until it came to the town.
My townsmen have all heard the tradition -- the oldest people tell me that they heard it in their youth -- that anciently the Indians were holding a pow-wow upon a hill here, which rose as high into the heavens as the pond now sinks deep into the earth, and they used much profanity, as the story goes, though this vice is one of which the Indians were never guilty, and while they were thus engaged the hill shook and suddenly sank, and only one old squaw, named Walden, escaped, and from her the pond was named.
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