from The Century Dictionary.

  • Having knolls; marked by small rounded hills.


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  • I know that sound grassy knolly, but it's worth thinking about.

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  • From the toolshed on the knolly backland of his farm, Gareth Brewster could see across the dark lumpy hills to the town's business center.

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  • I know no better use for this kind than planting it on the knolly parts of rockwork, positions which in every way suit it, for it enjoys a warm, dry soil.

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  • Looking out of our windows, to our left across the river, the scenery reminds me of loch Suinnart or loch Swene in Argyll: there are knolly hills, with woodcock scrub, and terns, or sea-swallows, dipping in the current.

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  • There is low ground cleared for crops then knolly wooded hills within easy reach, and higher hills beyond.

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  • Then the sun got low, and we heard deer barking in knolly ground, and would fain have sat the evening out quietly, and waited, and watched the night life of the jungle.

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  • As then in Jutland, so even now, stretch for miles and miles the brown heaths, with their tumuli, their meteors, their knolly, sandy cross roads.

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  • We go to the pagoda and climb slowly up the steps, for they are high and steep, and at every flight there are exquisite views out over the jungle of trees, palms, and bamboo, and knolly "Argyll hills," and looking up or down the stairs are more pictures; on both sides are double rows of red and gold pillars, supporting an elaborately panelled teak roof, with carvings in teak picked out with gold and colour.

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