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Esquiline

[es-kwuh-lahyn] /ˈɛs kwəˌlaɪn/
noun
1.
one of the seven hills on which ancient Rome was built.
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  • Such was the ground at the Esquiline gate, which Augustus gave Mæcenas for his gardens.

    Museum of Antiquity L. W. Yaggy
  • These two hills were named the Esquiline and Quirinal hills.

  • Thus they escaped the fire, which in general had not reached the other slope of the Esquiline.

    Quo Vadis Henryk Sienkiewicz
  • He understood that to free Lygia from the Esquiline dungeons was not to be dreamed of.

    Quo Vadis Henryk Sienkiewicz
  • From over the Esquiline came the shrill trumpeting of a cock.

    Under the Witches' Moon Nathan Gallizier
  • Servius perceived this defect, and added the Esquiline and Viminal hills.

  • (vicus Patricius) ran between the Esquiline and Viminal hills.

  • In the course of the pestilence they had inherited a magnificent abode on the Esquiline.

    The Unwilling Vestal Edward Lucas White
  • This fog is high up on the Esquiline, as d-d-dense as along the river.

    The Unwilling Vestal Edward Lucas White
  • Soon, after this poem was written the great palace on the Esquiline lost its master.

    Horace Theodore Martin
British Dictionary definitions for Esquiline

Esquiline

/ˈɛskwəˌlaɪn/
noun
1.
one of the seven hills on which ancient Rome was built
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