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  • She took down the model of Newgrange, a glistening white granite half-ring topped by a grassy dome, and laid it on her desk.

    Shade

  • The planet has a scorpion tail-like half-ring in orbit, although this is not visible in either The Plan or Razor.

    The Twelve Colonies of Humanity

  • The Mongolian Daurian forest steppe covers marginal branches of the Khentii Mountain Range circling it in half-ring.

    Daurian forest steppe

  • If you enlarge the picture and look to the bottom-left of the cup holder, you'll see the airplane-style switches that control the windows and door locks, each protected by a steel half-ring so you don't accidentally hit it.

    Optimistic

  • He raised his hand as he had done to attack Orlando, and a torch blazed up before them, then another, then another, forming a half-ring of fire.

    My Demon's Kiss

  • If you ever get to my house, and put your half-ring to mine, I shall recollect you.

    The Lilac Fairy Book

  • The crew sat in their common room, in the half-ring of council.

    Starfarers

  • The sick man stared at the ceiling where the oil lamp in its sconce on the wall had made a smoky semi-circle, and where the yellow light now slept upon the whitewash within the limits of the smoked half-ring.

    VC — A Chronicle of Castle Barfield and of the Crimea

  • Sandy did not need to nod before they reached the half-ring that had formed about

    Rimrock Trail

  • He roweled Pronto and, with Sam even in the jump, they galloped through the half-ring without opposition.

    Rimrock Trail

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