a group of mountains in W South Dakota and NE Wyoming. Highest peak, Harney Peak, 7242 feet (2205 meters).
a group of mountains in W South Dakota and NE Wyoming: famous for the gigantic sculptures of US presidents on the side of Mount Rushmore. Highest peak: Harney Peak, 2207 m (7242 ft)
Note: Sacred to the Sioux. The opening of the Black Hills to settlement by whites in 1874 led to the Battle of Little Bighorn.
Note: Location of Mount Rushmore.
Astronomy. a theoretical massive object, formed at the beginning of the universe or by the gravitational collapse of a star exploding as a supernova, whose gravitational field is so intense that no electromagnetic radiation can escape. Also called Black Hole of Calcutta. a small prison cell in Fort William, Calcutta, in which, in 1756, Indians […]
Also called Black Hole of Calcutta. a small prison cell in Fort William, Calcutta, in which, in 1756, Indians are said to have imprisoned 146 Europeans, only 23 of whom were alive the following morning. (lowercase) any usually wretched place of imprisonment or confinement. noun an object in space so dense that its escape velocity […]
noun a hairy unpleasant-smelling chiefly Mediterranean plant, Ballota nigra, having clusters of purple flowers: family Lamiaceae (labiates)
noun a type of thatched house, usually made of turf, formerly found in the highlands and islands of Scotland Historical Examples The Clansman Thomas Dixon Katharine Frensham Beatrice Harraden The Story of Bruges Ernest Gilliat-Smith Katharine Frensham Beatrice Harraden The Children’s Book of Thanksgiving Stories Various Gairloch In North-West Ross-Shire John H. Dixon, F.S.A. Scot […]