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beacon hill

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Beacon Hill definition


Fashionable section of Boston. Location of the capitol building of Massachusetts.

The New Dictionary of Cultural Literacy, Third Edition
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  • We are now on the north side of that beacon hill for which we steered last Sunday.

    Rural Rides William Cobbett
  • They talk to the war-ships and the castle from beacon hill, too.

    Cardigan Robert W. Chambers
  • Permission was also given to use the gravel of beacon hill for the purpose.

    Curiosities of History William W. Wheildon
  • But they went up, across the beacon hill, as though by mutual consent.

    Can You Forgive Her?

    Anthony Trollope
  • They had reached the top of the beacon hill, and were out upon the Fell, before George had begun his story.

    Can You Forgive Her?

    Anthony Trollope
  • The new church, recently built at the foot of the beacon hill, is in the Gothic perpendicular style of architecture.

    Rides on Railways Samuel Sidney
  • On beacon hill, the stronghold of the old social order, there was an eager, outreaching intellectual life.

  • You see I'd been born in a twenty-one-foot red-brick house on beacon hill.

    Mortmain Arthur Cheny Train
  • Crouching under the tree, as the sun went down behind beacon hill, Joyce saw the future unfold itself.

    Joyce of the North Woods Harriet T. Comstock
  • beacon hill stood gloomily to the west, and above it gleamed a particularly bright star.

    Joyce of the North Woods Harriet T. Comstock

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