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      n  
1    a raised mass of earth, debris, etc.  
2    any heap or pile  
a mound of washing     
3    a small natural hill  
4      (Archaeol)      another word for       barrow   2  
5    an artificial ridge of earth, stone, etc., as used for defence  
      vb  
6    often foll by: up   to gather into a mound; heap  
7    tr   to cover or surround with a mound  
to mound a grave        (Related adj)        tumular  
     (C16: earthwork, perhaps from Old English mund hand, hence defence: compare Middle Dutch mond protection)  
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mound          [2]  
      n     (Heraldry)      a rare word for       orb       1  
     (C13 (meaning: world, C16: orb): from French monde, from Latin mundus world)  

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mound

  
1    bing     (Scot.)   drift, heap, pile, rick, stack  
2    bank, dune, embankment, hill, hillock, knoll, rise  
3      (Archaeology)   barrow, tumulus  
4    bulwark, earthwork, motte     (History)   rampart  

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