See also:land in the
See also:north of
See also:Derbyshire, England, included in the Pennine range of hills . The name, however, is extended, without definite limits, to cover the whole of the hilly
See also:district north of Buxton . The table-land reaches an
See also:elevation of 2088 ft. in Kinder Scout . The
See also:geological formation is millstone-grit, and the underlying beds are not domed, but
See also:cup-shaped, dipping inward from the flanks of the mass . The
See also:summit is a peaty moorland, through which masses of
See also:rock project at intervals . The name of this high
See also:plateau has from the 17th century been identified with "
See also:peak," the pointed or conical top of a
See also:mountain, but the very early references to the district and certain places in it show clearly, as the New
See also:Dictionary points out, that this connexion is unwarranted . The name appears in the Old English
See also:Chronicle (924) as Peaclond, of the district governed from the
See also:castle of Peveril of the Peak (see DERBYSHIRE), and also in the name of the cavern under the
See also:hill at
See also:Castleton, Peac's Arse . Peac, it has been suggested, is the name of a
See also:local deity or demon, and possibly may be indentified with Puck . For the etymology of " peak," point, &c., and its variants or related words, " pick " and " pike," see PIKE .
THOMAS LOVE PEACOCK (1785-1866)
CHARLES WILLSON PEALE (1741-1826)
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