mound

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mound
  • noun
    A rounded mass projecting above a surface. (In early summer, foot-long flower stalks poke above the mounds of leaves.)
  • 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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