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  • adj. Having rings

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Furnished with rings; annulate. Specifically In zoology, having or consisting of a ring or rings; composed of a series of ringed segments, as a worm; annelid; annuloid.
  • In architecture, furnished with a projecting annular band or bands.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. shaped like a ring


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  • "I shall never forget, in a quaint Norman town not far from Balbec, two charming eighteenth-century houses, dear to me and venerable for many reasons, between which, when one looks up at it from the fine garden which descends in terraces to the river, the gothic spire of a church (itself hidden by the houses) soars into the sky with the effect of crowning and completing their façades, but in a style so different, so precious, so annulated, so pink, so polished, that one sees at once that it no more belongs to them than would the purple, crinkled spire of some sea-shell spun out into a turret and gay with glossy colour to a pair of handsome, smooth pebbles between which it had been washed up on the beach."

    -- Swann's Way by Marcel Proust, translated by C.K. Scott Moncrieff and Terence Kilmartin, pp 70-71 of the Vintage International paperback edition

    December 26, 2007