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[es-kwuh-lahyn] /ˈɛs kwəˌlaɪn/
one of the seven hills on which ancient Rome was built. Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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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


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