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beacon hill

beacon hill in Culture

Beacon Hill definition

Fashionable section of Boston. Location of the capitol building of Massachusetts.

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  • Then I threw myself down in the shadow of a great rock on the top of beacon hill and took the volume from my pocket.

    Mr. Marx's Secret E. Phillips Oppenheim
  • We are now on the north side of that beacon hill for which we steered last Sunday.

    Rural Rides William Cobbett
  • It is situated on beacon hill, the highest point of land in the city proper.

    Great Cities of the United States Gertrude Van Duyn Southworth
  • But they went up, across the beacon hill, as though by mutual consent.

    Can You Forgive Her? Anthony Trollope
  • Near Matteawan is beacon hill, the highest of the highlands, which has an electric railway to its summit.

  • They had reached the top of the beacon hill, and were out upon the Fell, before George had begun his story.

    Can You Forgive Her? Anthony Trollope
  • And just at that point in the argument beacon hill received its name and significance.

    Joyce of the North Woods Harriet T. Comstock
  • The new church, recently built at the foot of the beacon hill, is in the Gothic perpendicular style of architecture.

    Rides on Railways Samuel Sidney
  • beacon hill was the head centre of sport, and far enough from town, as nearly all of us walked.

  • On beacon hill, the stronghold of the old social order, there was an eager, outreaching intellectual life.

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