kopje

[ UK /kˈɒpi/ ]
NOUN
  1. a small hill rising up from the African veld
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  • At the camp in Skopje, Hillary, Chelsea, and I got to visit with some of them and hear the horrible stories of what they had endured.
  • Marija Tosheva is Program Director of Healthy Options Project Skopje (HOPS), a Macedonian NGO which since 1996 has run outreach and advocacy programs with sex workers and drug users, promoting safer behavior and enabling access to legal, health and social services, as well as resocialization and reintegration of sex workers, drug users, and their families. Video screening: NYC, July 23, Sex worker advocates in Macedonia « Bound, Not Gagged
  • Firstly, it's well defined that any commonly-accepted name between Greece and the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia (FYROM) will be for all uses without exceptions; for both the Greece-FYROM bilateral communication and Skopje's international relations. OpEdNews - Diary: The progressive route to compromise
  • Among the kopjes are klipspringer Oreotragus oreotragus as well as giraffe Giraffa camelopardalis and olive baboons Papio anubis; and on the mountains, mountain reedbuck Redunca fulvorufula. Serengeti National Park, Tanzania
  • The cotton lands were dominated by a rocky, tree-and aloe-covered hill, which we referred to as a kopje but to me was really a small mountain. Rainbow’s End
  • The central rendezvous beside the Newcastle road was well protected by a high rocky hill, which one can only call a kopje now. Ladysmith The Diary of a Siege
  • One, who was named Musilo, managed to flee to a small kopje or hillock from which he watched the murder.
  • The summit of the kopje was a plateau, all the sides being gradual slopes except the eastern, which was almost sheer, this latter being the side from which access had been gained. South Africa and the Transvaal War, Vol. 2 (of 6) From the Commencement of the War to the Battle of Colenso, 15th Dec. 1899
  • Of course ranges can be very quickly found by shooting one or two shots to find them out, and this was done by our guns a good deal, and necessarily so when in action when one has no time to waste and the objects are moving ones; but I strongly advise anyone who gets his guns into a position where he is likely to stop, such as in defence of a camp, or on top of a kopje defending a railway line, or in position to bombard an enemy's fixed trenches and lines, at once to find his ranges roughly all round to prominent objects by the mekometer, as it gives one added confidence and is invaluable when shooting over the heads of one's own men to cover their attack, which is often a ticklish job and to be successful must be continued up to the very last moment it can be, with safety. With the Naval Brigade in Natal (1899-1900) Journal of Active Service
  • Scattered amongst the rock kopjes and rolling veldt of the north are memorials to other wars from the region's bloody past.
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