Usage examples for hillocks

  1. They passed through the plantation, and came out on some open ground, rising and falling prettily, in little hillocks and hollows. – Man and Wife by Wilkie Collins
  2. She heaved a sigh, and wiped her eye, And over the hillocks she raced; And tried what she could, as a shepherdess should, That each tail should be properly placed. – Bo-Peep Story Books by Anonymous
  3. A second wave of dervishes lapped over the hillocks and burst upon the machine- gun and the right front of the line. – The Green Flag by Arthur Conan Doyle
  4. The whole circumference of this plain is dotted with small rounded hillocks and from their base to the summit numerous well- built villages arise. – A Narrative of Captivity in Abyssinia With Some Account of the Late Emperor Theodore, His Country and People by Henry Blanc
  5. We could hear the guns rising over hillocks falling heavily upon stones, or crushing back upon some boulder. – The Siege of Mafeking (1900) by J. Angus Hamilton
  6. Here and there, scattered at wide intervals throughout the village, were to be seen other rattlers, of all sizes, from foot- long youngsters up to stout fellows over a yard in length, either basking in the hollows or lazily wriggling their way between the hillocks – Children of the Wild by Charles G. D. Roberts
  7. A' wish it wes weel ower masel, Hillocks it 'ill be an awfu' nicht. – Beside the Bonnie Brier Bush by Ian Maclaren
  8. It lasted no long time, as I rode Lucy over the limestone hillocks and down to the lesser valley, which far away fell into the greater vale of Chester. – Hugh Wynne, Free Quaker by S. Weir Mitchell
  9. As the rippling brook gives out its silvery music, and earth seems drinking of the misty dew, that, like a bridal veil, spreads over its verdant hillocks they whisper their requiem of regret, and mould the grave so carefully. – Our World, or, The Slaveholders Daughter by F. Colburn Adams
  10. She continued to stand, however, looking at the placid churchyard with the long shadows of the gravestones across the bright green hillocks and at the glowing autumn colours of the Rectory trees beyond. – Silas Marner The Weaver of Raveloe by George Eliot
  11. South, there were only the low grass hillocks now blended into one definite skyline. – The Son of his Father by Ridgwell Cullum
  12. At certain places where the valley widened Gerard had taken advantage of a few hillocks to make islands and plant them with trees of varied foliage. – The Village Rector by Honore de Balzac
  13. There, on the water- side; dost thou not see the tents on the hillocks – The Slaves of the Padishah by Mór Jókai
  14. Luckily there was good cover for our ponies behind some hillocks and, leaving them there, we crawled out among the rocks and blazed at the Boers. – With Rimington by L. March Phillipps
  15. I saw in the country several stone- hillocks that seemed to have been raised by art. – A General History and Collection of Voyages and Travels, Volume 16 by Robert Kerr
  16. He could see no tracks of any animal and hardly expected to do so, but in a savage mood he held on without much caution until he entered a belt of broken ground strewn with rocky hillocks – Blake's Burden by Harold Bindloss
  17. Their little boat drew closer to the near side of the island; the hillocks stood up higher; the tapering topmasts of the craft on the other side disappeared. – A Man and His Money by Frederic Stewart Isham
  18. As we steamed down the river I saw many little hillocks where were buried the fallen soldiers who left their northern homes with high hopes of saving the nation's life from the hand of treason. – A Woman's Life-Work Labors and Experiences by Laura S. Haviland
  19. It was in the autumn of 1871, as he looked over the hillocks of Finland, and saw with his scientific eye the ice accumulating in the archipelagos at the dawn of mankind, that he received this telegram from the Geographical Society: " The council begs you to accept the position of secretary to the society." – Comrade Kropotkin by Victor Robinson