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'hleo on hoe' - The manuscript reading is not clear; Smith, working from infra-red photographs, reports hleo on hoe; other editors, using the naked eye, read hlæw on liðe and print hlæw on hliðe. ASPR follows Smith, M-R the other editors. Hleo on hoe probably means 'shelter on the headland', but hoh, which literally means 'heel', is otherwise unknown in verse and frequent only in place-names. The alternative, hlæw on hliðe, is usually translated 'a mound on the cliff'.