What does the word thereon mean?

Usage examples for thereon

  1. Thereon the women darted from the various doorways, but seeing that they were not wanted, checked themselves in their stride and remained standing so, in the very attitude of runners about to start upon a race. – Allan and the Holy Flower by H. Rider Haggard
  2. All that we know is, that along the old deserted shores of Lake Ontario in New York, which now form the Ridge Road, he constructed a rude hearth and built a fire thereon. – The Niagara River by Archer Butler Hulbert
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