knolls

knoll

1 [nohl]
noun
a small, rounded hill or eminence; hillock.

Origin:
before 900; Middle English cnol, Old English cnoll; cognate with Norwegian knoll hillock; akin to Dutch knol turnip, Icelandic knollur, German Knollen, Danish knold tuber

knolly, adjective
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knoll

2 [nohl] Archaic.
verb (used with object)
1.
to ring or toll a bell for; announce by tolling.
2.
to ring or toll (a bell).
verb (used without object)
3.
to sound, as a bell; ring.
4.
to sound a knell.
noun
5.
a stroke of a bell in ringing or tolling.

Origin:
1350–1400; Middle English (noun and v.); variant of knell

knoller, noun
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knoll1 (nəʊl)
 
n
a small rounded hill
 
[Old English cnoll; compare Old Norse knollr hilltop]
 
'knolly1
 
adj

knoll2 (nəʊl)
 
n, —vb
an archaic or dialect word for knell
 
'knoller2
 
n

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knoll
O.E. cnoll "hilltop, small hill," related to O.N. knollr "hilltop;" Ger. knolle "clod, lump;" Du. knol "turnip," nol "a hill."
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