1903R. KiplingFive Nations 209From Colesberg Kop to Quagga’s Poort — from Ninety-Nine till now.
1955D.L. HobmanOlive Schreiner 175Buffels Kop stands over her, buttressing his powerful summit into the sky.
1971Rand Daily Mail 26 June (Home Owner) 5Two of Johannesburg’s most famous ‘kops’ — Langermann’s Kop..in Kensington, which had been cited as an example of a ‘forgotten’ area, and Pullinger Kop..on the Berea.
1860A.W. DraysonSporting Scenes 144Karl and I trudged on for some miles to a little ‘kop’, where we hoped to get a better view round.
1878H.A. RocheOn Trek in Tvl 303One fine Kop or Kopje we passed upon which grazed an immense herd of fine oxen and heifers.
1882J. NixonAmong Boers 124The town is placed between a kop and a kopjie. On one side is a hill with a flat, long top, covered with patches of bush; and on the other a small irregular elongated ridge.
1882C. Du ValWith Show through Sn Afr.I. 136This little Dutch town, sleeping quietly at the feet of the mountain Kops, that stand sentinel over its slumbers.
1901L. James inJ. RalphWar’s Brighter Side 347The three field batteries then came into action against a high tableland kop which formed the right of the held position.
1903R. KiplingFive Nations 159Me that ’ave watched ’arf a world, ’Eave up all shiny with dew, Kopje on kop to the sun.
1929D. ReitzCommando 64For a time there had been talk of an attack by the Free State forces against a loose-standing kop called Wagon Hill.
1939tr. ofE.N. Marais’s My Friends the Baboons 14On one side the kloof was bordered by a krans, two to three hundred feet high, and on the other by a kop so steep that it could almost be called a krans too.
1949H. GibbsTwilight in S. Afr. 126Wide, flat lands which stretch from horizon to horizon, with only the sudden rise of a table-mountain or a kop, sharply pointed, breaking the view and shaping the hot sky’s blueness.
1955D.L. HobmanOlive Schreiner 124Give back my dead! They who by kop and fountain, First saw the light upon my rocky breast!
1965A. Gordon-BrownS. Afr. HeritageII. 24Behind the town of Swellendam are found conspicuous peaks which form a natural sundial, and for more that two hundred years these have been known to local farmers as 10 uur, 11 uur, 12 uur and 1 uur Kop.
1970R. MaythamInformant, EmpangeniWe traversed the kop and surveyed the scenery.
1971[see sense a].
1990A. Goldman inMotorist 4th Quarter 7The tribe [of baboons]..had time to scramble to the top of the kop from where they could roll rocks down the hill to frighten off attackers.
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