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Three times did he repeat this song, and as often did he encircle the post in his dance.

Encircle this ragout with the fried cutlets, and crown with a cauliflower.

What he did was to encircle our city with an amulet of saving virtue.

He leant forward, and one arm reached out to encircle her waist.

Gloom did encircle him, but in the midst of it there was a light, which he strove and craved to follow.

Frantically she tried to encircle him with her arms, but Herrick repulsed her.

The grasping portion of it could only encircle the tiniest twigs.

She looked at this man, and a suffocating band seemed to encircle her throat.

The danger was from those who were attempting to encircle the wagon.

Large thick pieces of timber which encircle the hawse-holes.

WORD ORIGIN

c.1400, from en- (1) "make, put in" + circle. Related: Encircled; encircling; encirclement.

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