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hill figure

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Definition of hill figure in English:

noun

An outline of a horse, human, or other design cut into the turf of a hill, especially in the chalk downs of southern England. The oldest of these (the White Horse at Uffington, Oxfordshire) is prehistoric.
Example sentences
  • The two British Archaeology articles imply that if one hill figure is Early Modern, the other should be too.
  • The White Horse, which is the oldest and most famous hill figure at between 2,000 and 3,000 years old, supposedly represents the dragon.
  • Discover and explore the mystical stone circles of Stonehenge and Avebury plus the gigantic White Horse hill figures sculpted into Wiltshire's rolling hills.

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