The frame of wood which encircles the upper part of the paddle-wheel.
From this, a wreath of "or" (gold) encircles the shield, reaching nearly the crest.
When heaven would save a man, it encircles him with compassion.
A tower broken by large openings, as in the Tower of Pisa, encircles it.
For the relation a crown has to him whom it encircles, the same the sea has to an island.