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Nob Hill definition

Fashionable neighborhood in San Francisco.

The New Dictionary of Cultural Literacy, Third Edition
Copyright © 2005 by Houghton Mifflin Company.
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  • On the very nob of nob hill there is the ruin of a mansion which was the Whittell home.

  • Nate lived in a huge four-bedroom apartment at the top of nob hill.

    Little Brother

    Cory Doctorow
  • Mrs. Hofer had been too eager to reign on nob hill to wait for a new foundation.

    Ancestors Gertrude Atherton
  • "The subscribers will think the children come from nob hill," one of them exclaimed in humorous alarm.

    The Girl and the Kingdom Kate Douglas Wiggin
  • Nor did I even neglect nob hill, which is itself a kind of slum, being the habitat of the mere millionnaire.

    The Wrecker Robert Louis Stevenson and Lloyd Osbourne
  • nob hill comes, of right, in the place of honour; but the two other hills of San Francisco are more entertaining to explore.

  • The bonanza king residence section was nob hill, an eminence near the business part of the city.

  • We were fortunate to secure conveyances and fled to nob hill, from which we witnessed the indescribable drama.

  • As I gained the top of nob hill and turned to look back, it was clear why the warning had been given.

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