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Nob Hill definition


Fashionable neighborhood in San Francisco.

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  • She turned west and climbed the almost perpendicular blocks to the summit of nob hill.

    Ancestors Gertrude Atherton
  • On the very nob of nob hill there is the ruin of a mansion which was the Whittell home.

  • The environment of childhood became a memory: the reality of life was comprised in the super-luxurious existence on nob hill.

    The Killer Stewart Edward White
  • Nate lived in a huge four-bedroom apartment at the top of nob hill.

    Little Brother Cory Doctorow
  • Nor did I even neglect nob hill, which is itself a kind of slum, being the habitat of the mere millionaire.

  • Mrs. Hofer had been too eager to reign on nob hill to wait for a new foundation.

    Ancestors Gertrude Atherton
  • Where the fires on nob hill had burned low the flames looked like red sprouting corn.

    Ancestors Gertrude Atherton
  • Nor did I even neglect nob hill, which is itself a kind of slum, being the habitat of the mere millionnaire.

    The Wrecker Robert Louis Stevenson and Lloyd Osbourne
  • He could see up the street for nearly two miles as it climbed over nob hill.

    Vandover and the Brute Frank Norris

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