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  1. 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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Examples from the Web for mendips

Historical Examples

  • Perhaps not, but I may give you some dust to swallow over the Mendips.

    Cynthia's Chauffeur

    Louis Tracy

  • The Mendips have been considered a suitable site for a consumptive sanatorium.


    G.W. Wade and J.H. Wade

  • The village, which is on the slope of a hill, commands a pleasant view of the Mendips.


    G.W. Wade and J.H. Wade

  • The Mendips formed another metallic centre, presumably richer than even the Devonian peninsula.

    The Old Road

    Hilaire Belloc

  • 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.


    G.W. Wade and J.H. Wade