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[es-kwuh-lahyn] /ˈɛs kwəˌlaɪn/
one of the seven hills on which ancient Rome was built. Unabridged
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  • He had built himself a palace and laid out noble gardens, the remains of which still exist, at the foot of the Esquiline hill.

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

    Quo Vadis Henryk Sienkiewicz
  • The entrance for the emperor was between two arches facing the Esquiline, where there was no cornice.

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

    The Unwilling Vestal Edward Lucas White
  • Such was the ground at the Esquiline gate, which Augustus gave Mæcenas for his gardens.

    Museum of Antiquity L. W. Yaggy
  • This fog is high up on the Esquiline, as d-d-dense as along the river.

    The Unwilling Vestal Edward Lucas White
  • This terrace he surmounted with a wall flanked with towers, and extending from the Colline1840 to the Esquiline gate.

  • Soon, after this poem was written the great palace on the Esquiline lost its master.

    Horace Theodore Martin
  • From over the Esquiline came the shrill trumpeting of a cock.

    Under the Witches' Moon Nathan Gallizier
  • During the empire several poets had their residence on the Esquiline.

    Walks in Rome Augustus J.C. Hare
British Dictionary definitions for Esquiline


one of the seven hills on which ancient Rome was built
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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