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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.
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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.
The Lion became quite angry at the laughter caused by the Scarecrow's mishap, and giving a loud roar that echoed like thunder, he dashed up 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.
And besides--I have seen that door into the back of the hill called Cat Bells--and besides I am very well acquainted with dear Mrs.
If there ever was a restaurant there, it must have been in Smyrna's palmy days, when the hills were covered with palaces.
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.
I say splashed, for the storm water was sweeping the sand down the hill in a muddy torrent.
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.
No sooner had he done so than his legs felt as sound and strong as they had been before, and Ferko thanked the kind fate that had led him to the hill where he had overheard the ravens' conversation.
Count Ostermann with his suite rode up behind the squadron, halted, spoke to the commander of the regiment, and rode up the hill to the guns.
The lama dropped to his knees, half-stunned; the coolies under their loads fled up the hill as fast as plainsmen run aross the level.
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.
Dwarf pines were numerous upon the hills, and partly fringed the outer verge of the intermediate hollow, within which there was nothing but the brown grass of October, and here and there a tree trunk that had fallen long ago, and lay mouldering with no green successsor from its roots.
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