koppie

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Noun1.koppie - a small hill rising up from the African veldkoppie - a small hill rising up from the African veld
Republic of South Africa, South Africa - a republic at the southernmost part of Africa; achieved independence from the United Kingdom in 1910; first European settlers were Dutch (known as Boers)
hammock, hillock, hummock, knoll, mound - a small natural hill
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Moved by a sudden thought, I looked northward, and there I perceived a third of these cloudy black kopjes had risen.
Now at the time we could not understand these things, but later I was to learn the meaning of these ominous kopjes that gathered in the twilight.
How in that ruin she blocked out a Royal Cell of sound wax, but disguised by rubbish till it looked like a kopje among deserted kopjes.
The boulder-strewn plain between the valley's edge and the mighty granite kopje, outside the city's walls, where lay the entrance to the passage-way leading to the treasure vault, gave the Belgian ample cover as he followed Tarzan toward Opar.
He found the narrow cleft leading downward into the heart of the kopje along well-worn, granite steps.
Satisfied, Tarzan turned and retraced his steps toward the summit of the kopje.
In the meantime he would carry as much of the precious metal to the summit of the kopje as he could.
Six trips he made in the five hours before Basuli reached the kopje, and at the end of that time he had transported forty-eight ingots to the edge of the great boulder, carrying upon each trip a load which might well have staggered two ordinary men, yet his giant frame showed no evidence of fatigue, as he helped to raise his ebon warriors to the hill top with the rope that had been brought for the purpose.
Like a cat he scaled the precipitous sides of the frowning granite KOPJE.
The only time I ever felt seriously undergunned was with 19 other men, armed with FN/FAL's, threading between a wall of rock kopjes and about 20 Cape buff.
416 was born of long shots for kopjes (hills) and open high veldt, plus heavy-pounding close punches with scope to match both scenes.
A flock of yellow-throated sandgrouse glides above wispy fronds of thatching grass, while hyrax scurry into the cracks of granite kopjes, escaping the now searing midday sun.