mound


From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Mound \Mound\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Mounded; p. pr. & vb. n.
   Mounding.]
   To fortify or inclose with a mound.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Mound \Mound\ (mound), n. [F. monde the world, L. mundus. See
   Mundane.]
   A ball or globe forming part of the regalia of an emperor or
   other sovereign. It is encircled with bands, enriched with
   precious stones, and surmounted with a cross; -- called also
   globe.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Mound \Mound\, n. [OE. mound, mund, protection, AS. mund
   protection, hand; akin to OHG. munt, Icel. mund hand, and
   prob. to L. manus. See Manual.]
   An artificial hill or elevation of earth; a raised bank; an
   embarkment thrown up for defense; a bulwark; a rampart; also,
   a natural elevation appearing as if thrown up artificially; a
   regular and isolated hill, hillock, or knoll.
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         To thrid the thickets or to leap the mounds. --Dryden.
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   Mound bird. (Zool.) See moundbird in the vocabulary.

   Mound builders (Ethnol.), the tribe, or tribes, of North
      American aborigines who built, in former times, extensive
      mounds of earth, esp. in the valleys of the Mississippi
      and Ohio Rivers. Formerly they were supposed to have
      preceded the Indians, but later investigations go to show
      that they were, in general, identical with the tribes that
      occupied the country when discovered by Europeans.

   Mound maker (Zool.), any one of the megapodes. See also
      moundbird in the vocabulary.

   Shell mound, a mound of refuse shells, collected by
      aborigines who subsisted largely on shellfish. See
      Midden, and Kitchen middens.
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