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promontory
used in The Mill on the Floss

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a high point of land or rock that overlooks land at lower elevation — often a rocky one that juts out into the sea
  • Mrs. Pullet took off her cap, displaying the brown silk scalp with a jutting promontory of curls which was common to the more mature and judicious women of those times, and placing the bonnet on her head, turned slowly round, like a draper's lay-figure, that Mrs. Tulliver might miss no point of view.
    1.9 — Book 1 Chapter 9 — To Garum Firs (37% in)

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