• Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Hilling The act or process of heaping or drawing earth around plants.
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Additional illustrations & photos:

Along the Chalk Ridge.—Leith Hill in the Distance Along the Chalk Ridge.—Leith Hill in the Distance
Rock Hill, Hambledon Rock Hill, Hambledon
The Thames from Richmond Hill The Thames from Richmond Hill
Richmond Hill Richmond Hill
Old Rochester Theatre, Star Hill Old Rochester Theatre, Star Hill
The "Sir John Falstaff" Inn, Gad's Hill The "Sir John Falstaff" Inn, Gad's Hill
not 'less Ye Say 'bunker Hill.'' 155 not 'less Ye Say 'bunker Hill.'' 155
Over the Hills music Over the Hills music

Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: Hills Brothers Ground Vacuum Packed Coffee was first introduced in 1900.
    • n hilling Same as healing.
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  • Charles M. Schulz
    “Just remember, once you're over the hill you begin to pick up speed.”
  • Source Unknown
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    “At eighteen our convictions are hills from which we look; at forty-five they are caves in which we hide.”
  • Edward G. Bulwer-Lytton
    “The conscience is the most flexible material in the world. Today you cannot stretch it over a mole hill; while tomorrow it can hide a mountain.”
  • Arnold Bennett
    “It is easier to go down a hill than up, but the view is from the top.”
  • Woody Allen
    “In Beverly Hills... they don't throw their garbage away. They make it into television shows.”
  • Ralph Waldo Emerson
    “The history of persecution is a history of endeavors to cheat nature, to make water run up hill, to twist a rope of sand.”


Head for the hills - If people head for the hills, they run away from trouble.
Older than the hills - Something or someone's that's older than the hills is extremely old.
Over the hill - If someone is over the hill they have reached an age at which they can longer perform as well as they used to.
Up the wooden hill - When you go up the wooden hill, you go up the stairs to bed.


In literature:

Ascending the hills again the fugitives held the high track as far as Steyning.
"Highways & Byways in Sussex" by E.V. Lucas
Like Rome, the city is built on seven hills.
"From Pole to Pole" by Sven Anders Hedin
And fire travels up-hill faster than it travels down-hill.
"Pluck on the Long Trail" by Edwin L. Sabin
At this time all the land at the top of Edge-hill was an open space called the Greenfields, on part of which Edge-hill church is built.
"Recollections of Old Liverpool" by A Nonagenarian
The hills should be made about four feet apart, and three plants allowed to a hill.
"The Field and Garden Vegetables of America" by Fearing Burr
Cemetery Hill is in the center of a range of hills running south and west from Gettysburgh, and considerably in front of the others.
"Three Years in the Sixth Corps" by George T. Stevens
The Hills map is indispensable in this connection.
"The Campaign of 1776 around New York and Brooklyn" by Henry P. Johnston
Whether you move by train, by tramway or by automobile, you see the city set on a hill between Cannes and Nice.
"Riviera Towns" by Herbert Adams Gibbons
There's a little stream runs down the hill, an' the hill's steep right there.
"The Trail of '98" by Robert W. Service
There's a plateau and the Henry House, and then there's a dip and Young's Branch, and then there's a hill called the Mathews Hill.
"The Long Roll" by Mary Johnston
Then the young man saw two people on a large hill, walking in the trail.
"Myths and Legends of the Great Plains" by Unknown
Look you, boy, at the line of hills yonder.
"The Best Short Stories of 1920" by Various
After this a glorious prospect burst upon us of Safed, "set upon a hill," and the gloomy hill of Jarmuk beside it.
"Byeways in Palestine" by James Finn
Fat gray clouds hung low over the Umbrian hills, and Sophia thought she heard thunder rumbling in the west.
"The Saracen: The Holy War" by Robert Shea
The valley beyond the Haunted Hill had been done regularly by him; now he was intent upon the hills on the south.
"The Hound From The North" by Ridgwell Cullum
The terrific cannonade that was proceeding told me that beyond the crest of the hill an infantry attack was preparing.
"How I Filmed the War" by Lieut. Geoffrey H. Malins
Hill said he give her a nudge at that, as much as to say the old gent had her.
"Santa Fé's Partner" by Thomas A. Janvier
The town proved to be built on low ground in a bay the other side the castle and the hill.
"Gold" by Stewart White
Beans should not be much hilled in hoeing, and should never be worked when wet.
"Soil Culture" by J. H. Walden
This bar prevents passengers from falling out if the ricksha should tip while going up hill.
"Seven Legs Across the Seas" by Samuel Murray

In poetry:

Above the sea the clouds were keeping
Their secret leaguer, gray and still;
They sent their misty vanguard creeping
With muffled step from hill to hill.
"The Fall Of The Leaves" by Henry Van Dyke
Above the hills, the eastern hills,
There's a threat of the rising moon;
And the night's fair queen
With the silver sheen
Will gladden the dark land soon.
"At the Trysting-Place" by Ozora Stearns Davis
Over the hills, as the pewee flies,
Under the blue of the Southern skies;
Over the hills, where the red-bird wings
Like a scarlet blossom, or sits and sings:
"The Road Home" by Madison Julius Cawein
The hills look down on home and field,
On wood and winding stream;
And o'er the hills she came along,
Upon her lips a woodland song,
And in her eyes, a dream.
"A Rose O’ The Hills" by Madison Julius Cawein
On alien ground, breathing an alien air,
A Roman stood, far from his ancient home,
And gazing, murmured,
"Ah, the hills are fair,
But not the hills of Rome!"
"Where a Roman Villa Stood, Above Freiburg" by Mary Elizabeth Coleridge
Long ages pass—'tis Macedonia still.
Not now the trump of war from hill to hill
Awakes the echoes of each rock and cave
With calls to victory or a warrior's grave.
"The Two Conquerors" by Janet Hamilton

In news:

The Goldey-Beacom College will face Chestnut Hill College in the second semi-final of the CACC Women's Tennis Championship at 1 pm Oct 20 at Chestnut Hill College Tennis Courts, 9601 Germantown Ave, Philadelphia, Penn.
Police say Olive Hill mayor Danny Sparks sold marijuana in a parking lot near Olive Hill Elementary School yesterday afternoon.
Recipe By Norman Weiler, Executive Chef/Dining Services Director at Spring Hills Cherry Hill.
Taconic Hills, Maple Hill, Germantown, and Albany Academy for Girls get in today as the series will come to an end this week.
LAYTON — A fundraiser for the Cobra Council at Hill Air Force Base will be held from 10 am to 5 pm Saturday at Northern Realty at Layton Hills Mall.
MARS HILL — Lorina Christie Cochran , 44, of Limestone, died Nov 12, at Mars Hill, following a period of declining health.
BEVERLY HILLS, Calif.—The Golden Globe nominations for best actor in a musical or comedy film have been announced in Beverly Hills, Calif, by the Hollywood Foreign Press Association.
Updated Thursday, Dec 13, 2012, at 7:42 a.m. BEVERLY HILLS, Calif — The Golden Globe nominations for best television comedy series have been announced in Beverly Hills, Calif, by the Hollywood Foreign Press Association.
Sales and profits fell in the third quarter ended September 30 at McGraw-Hill Education, and parent company McGraw-Hill Cos. Said it expects to have a decision soon on whether to sell or spinoff its publishing division.
Pleasant Hill Police are searching for a pipe bomb near Pleasant Hill Elementary, according to sources.
Country singer Goldie Hill, younger sister of Tommy Hill, was born in 1933 in Karnes County, TX.
Thompson, 79, a longtime Chestnut Hill resident and community volunteer, died Oct 21 at The Hill at Whitemarsh where she had been living since 2007.
OLIVE HILL — Judy Ann Williams Barker, 51, of Olive Hill, died Saturday in St Claire Regional Medical Center in Morehead.
Donna Roath writes that it was easier to take the equipment down the hill to the field than to pull it back up the hill when the performance was over.
And Olive Brawley, Pleasant Hill Grange, Chest Springs, attended Grange Day at the Radisson Penn Harris, Camp Hill.

In science:

The two-dimensional potential V (τ , θ) has a rich ridge-trough, hill-valley structure.
Roulette Inflation with K\"ahler Moduli and their Axions
This is because angular dynamics are intimately tied to radial dynamics since the symmetry breaking of θ and τ are due to the same process, so hills and valleys in θ are at all radii, ultimately guiding θ tra jectories to the τ -valleys.
Roulette Inflation with K\"ahler Moduli and their Axions
Spanier, Algebraic Topology, Mc Graw-Hill, New York, 1966.
On the homotopy of finite CW-complexes with polycyclic fundamental group
One can refer to Bohr [B], Bohnenblust and Hille [BH], Helson [H], Hardy and Riesz [HR], Queff´elec [Q3] for this background and related results.
On the Supremum of Random Dirichlet Polynomials
B] Bohr H. [1952] Collected Mathematical Works, Copenhagen. [BH] Bohnenblust H.F., Hille E. [1931] On the absolute convergence of Dirichlet series, Ann.
On the Supremum of Random Dirichlet Polynomials
Hill, Searching with lies, Surveys in Combinatorics, London Math.
A simple solution to Ulam's liar game with one lie
The details of its computation are described in Hill et al. (2002).
HE 0557-4840 - Ultra-Metal-Poor and Carbon-Rich
Hille, Ordinary Differential Equations in the Complex Domain, Wiley, London, 1976.
Integrable operators and the squares of Hankel operators
Walecka, Quantum theory of Many-Particle Systems, McGraw-Hill Book Company, San Francisco, 1971.
Quantum anharmonic oscillator and its statistical properties
Hill E L 1951 Hamilton’s Principle and the Conservation Theorems of Mathematical Physics Rev.
Lagrangian Densities and Principle of Least Action in Nonrelativistic Quantum Mechanics
Principles of Neural Science by E. R. Kandel, J. H. Schwartz, and T. M. Jessel, McgGraw-Hill, NY (2000) Chapters 26-29. Quantum Computation and Quantum Information by M. A. Nielsen and I. L. Chang, Cambridge U. Press, NY (2000) Chapter 2. E. T.
Quantum Mechanical Basis of Vision
Erd´elyi et al., Tables of Integral Transforms Vol. I (McGraw-Hill, New York, 1954). 26 J. M.
Contribution of the second Landau level to the exchange energy of the three-dimensional electron gas in a high magnetic field
Ordinary Differential Equations (McGraw-Hill, New York, 1955).
Low Dimensional Behavior of Large Systems of Globally Coupled Oscillators
In the in vivo context, it is especially the work of M¨uller-Hill and coworkers that demonstrates the intriguing quantitative implications of DNA looping for regulation .
Concentration and Length Dependence of DNA Looping in Transcriptional Regulation
M¨uller J, Oehler S, M¨uller-Hill B (1996) Repression of lac promoter as a function of distance, phase and quality of an auxiliary lac operator. J Mol Biol 257:21–9.
Concentration and Length Dependence of DNA Looping in Transcriptional Regulation