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root unknown.
The Century Dictionary (1895)

but these —

a hollow; a valley, especially the upper end of a narrow mountain valley when it is nearly encircled by smooth green slopes: nearly equivalent to comb.

a mound; a hill.

an inlet; a small bay; a haven.


edited contribution to the concluding Poster Poems — on the theme "hope" — at The Guardian (9 December 2016)

21 December 2016

hope; lexicon