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plural noun
a range of limestone hills in SW England, in N Somerset: includes the Cheddar Gorge and numerous caves. Highest point: 325 m (1068 ft) Also called Mendip Hills
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  • The chamber is of very considerable dimensions, and is said by those who have seen it to be quite the finest cave in the mendips.

    Somerset G.W. Wade and J.H. Wade
  • The mendips have been considered a suitable site for a consumptive sanatorium.

    Somerset G.W. Wade and J.H. Wade
  • Perhaps not, but I may give you some dust to swallow over the mendips.

    Cynthia's Chauffeur Louis Tracy
  • The village, which is on the slope of a hill, commands a pleasant view of the mendips.

    Somerset G.W. Wade and J.H. Wade
  • I could almost fancy that I should be able to see the far blue line of the mendips under the sun, so bright it all was and clear.

    A King's Comrade Charles Whistler
  • The mendips formed another metallic centre, presumably richer than even the Devonian peninsula.

    The Old Road Hilaire Belloc
  • Immediately behind the village of Cheddar rises the bare grey ridge of the mendips.

    English Pictures Samuel Manning
  • From the low-lying central flats of the county the mendips have a quite fictitious impressiveness.

    Somerset G.W. Wade and J.H. Wade
  • The dwellers in farmhouses a hundred and twenty years ago on the height of the mendips were early to bed and early to rise.

    Bristol Bells Emma Marshall
  • Avoiding the barrier of the mendips, they moved round via Frome to the Avon.

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