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- v. Simple past tense and past participle of begirdle.
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Thereafter waxed and waned the name of Alexander, and the power of Rome and the might of Islam; -- nations arose and vanished; -- cities grew and were not; -- the children of another civilization, vaster than Romes, begirdled the earth with conquest, and founded far-off empires, and came at last to rule in the land of that pilgrim's birth.
On either side, to right and left the tree-girdle reached out toward the blue distance, thick close and unsundered, save where it and the plain which it begirdled was cleft amidmost by a river about as wide as the
With the day of peace begirdled from the change and the battle's wrack:
Its body, which was unlike that of ordinary fishes, was as solid as a rock, and of a jetty blackness throughout all that portion of it which floated above the water, with the exception of a narrow blood-red streak that completely begirdled it.