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An outline of a horse, human, or other design cut into the turf of a hill, especially in the chalk downs of southern England. The oldest of these (the White Horse at Uffington, Oxfordshire) is prehistoric.
- ‘The White Horse, which is the oldest and most famous hill figure at between 2,000 and 3,000 years old, supposedly represents the dragon.’
- ‘The two British Archaeology articles imply that if one hill figure is Early Modern, the other should be too.’
- ‘Discover and explore the mystical stone circles of Stonehenge and Avebury plus the gigantic White Horse hill figures sculpted into Wiltshire's rolling hills.’
- ‘The transformation of the Fovant hillside since 1918, as we shall see, warns not to assume that we know even the majority of older hill figures.’
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The definitions of ‘buddy’ and ‘bro’ in the OED have recently been revised. We explore their history and increase in popularity.