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hills

  

      pl n  
1    the. a hilly and often remote region  
2    as old as the hills          very old  
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hills  
      pl n  
1    the. a hilly and often remote region  
2    as old as the hills   very old  


Beverly Hills  
      n   a city in SW California, near Los Angeles: famous as the home of film stars. Pop.: 31970 (1990)  
Black Hills  
      pl n   a group of mountains in W South Dakota and NE Wyoming: famous for the gigantic sculptures of U.S. presidents on the side of Mount Rushmore Highest peak: Harney Peak, 2207 m (7242 ft.)  
Cheviot Hills  
      pl n   a range of hills on the border between England and Scotland, mainly in Northumberland  
Chiltern Hills  
      pl n   a range of low chalk hills in SE England extending northwards from the Thames valley. Highest point: 260 m (852 ft.)  
Chin Hills  
      pl n   a mountainous region of W Myanmar; part of the Arakan Yoma system. Highest peak: Mount Victoria, 3053 m (10075 ft.)  
Matopo Hills   , Matopos  
      pl n   the granite hills south of Bulawayo, Zimbabwe, where Cecil Rhodes chose to be buried  
Nilgiri Hills   , Nilgiris  
      pl n   a plateau in S India, in Tamil Nadu. Average height: 2000 m (6500 ft.), reaching 2635 m (8647 ft.) in Doda Betta  
Seven Hills of Rome  
      pl n   the hills on which the ancient city of Rome was built: the Palatine, Capitoline, Quirinal, Caelian, Aventine, Esquiline, and Viminal  
Valdai Hills  
      pl n   a region of hills and plateaus in NW Russia, between Moscow and St Petersburg. Greatest height: 346 m (1135 ft.)  

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Collaborative Dictionary     English Definition
n.
A really small person even when old
n.
care provided for old or sick people or children in a residential facility ("home")
n.
a humorous and old-fashioned word that means a chamber pot
Comes from the fact that the chamber pot 'gazunder' (= goes under) the bed
n.
A steep hill rises at a very sharp angle and is difficult to go up.

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