mound

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mound
  • noun
    A rounded mass projecting above a surface. (the bushes were little more than vague mounds beneath the snow)
    A large pile or quantity of something. (a mound of dirty crockery)
    verb
    Heap up into a rounded pile. (basmati rice was mounded on our plates)
    Enclose or fortify with an embankment. (a sand-built ridge Of heaped hills that mound the sea)
  • noun
    A ball representing the earth, used as part of royal regalia, e.g. on top of a crown, typically of gold and surmounted by a cross. (The importance of this conclusion to Brook was that it seemed to supply evidence that there had been a mound and cross above the arches of the crown before the present ones, which he felt sure were of French workmanship and dated from the 1540 reconstruction of the crown.)

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