The worst part for hill was how proud her son had been of her and how he struggled to defend her.
I recall of the journey only that it led down a steep hill, and that the hill was covered with ice.
In this part of the country we call it blowout—when the mouth opens up in the middle of a hill and shoots stuff out like a rifle.
Year after year, Frank has earned the title of brainiest member in all those insider surveys of hill staffers.
Administration officials are set to brief Senators on the hill on Thursday.
When they killed the buffaloes she was coming back; the wife stood on the hill.
I do not wonder that Mr hill had so little attention to spare for us.
It was sacrificed in 1880 to the necessity of raising a fortress on the hill.
He located the hill which concealed the flier, and dropped rapidly toward it.
They were hill natives, and shorter in stature than the river tribes.
Old English hyll "hill," from Proto-Germanic *hulni- (cf. Middle Dutch hille, Low German hull "hill," Old Norse hallr "stone," Gothic hallus "rock," Old Norse holmr "islet in a bay," Old English holm "rising land, island"), from PIE root *kel- "to rise, be elevated, be prominent" (cf. Sanskrit kutam "top, skull;" Latin collis "hill," columna "projecting object," culmen "top, summit," cellere "raise," celsus "high;" Greek kolonos "hill," kolophon "summit;" Lithuanian kalnas "mountain," kalnelis "hill," kelti "raise"). Formerly including mountains, now usually confined to heights under 2,000 feet.
In Great Britain heights under 2,000 feet are generally called hills; 'mountain' being confined to the greater elevations of the Lake District, of North Wales, and of the Scottish Highlands; but, in India, ranges of 5,000 and even 10,000 feet are commonly called 'hills,' in contrast with the Himalaya Mountains, many peaks of which rise beyond 20,000 feet. [OED]Phrase over the hill "past one's prime" is first recorded 1950.
The term mountain is very loosely used. It commonly means any unusual elevation. In New England and central New York, elevations of from one to two thousand feet are called hills, but on the plains of Texas, a hill of a few hundred feet is called a mountain. [Ralph S. Tarr, "Elementary Geology," Macmillan, 1903]
Despite the differences in defining mountain systems, Penck (1896), Supan (1911) and Obst (1914) agreed that the distinction between hills, mountains, and mountain systems according to areal extent or height is not a suitable classification. ["Geographic Information Science and Mountain Geomorphology," 2004]
Hill (hĭl), Archibald Vivian. 1886-1977.
British physiologist. He shared a 1922 Nobel Prize for his investigation of heat production in muscles and nerves.