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  • v. move around in a circular motion


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  • That was followed by two C-123 defoliation planes which sprayed Agent Orange in a circle around the base to the depth of one mile.


  • Garm trotted in a wide circle around the golem, watching it warily.

    GuildWars Edge of Destiny

  • The 155-millimeter cannons at the fire base blasted a widening circle around their search-and-destroy camp as darkness fell.


  • The kazan was bubbling with a stew of mutton and potato, which we devoured sitting in a circle around it beside the river.


  • Years before, in Rome, where I was writing about golfing and eating for an American magazine, I would often find myself caught in the frenzy of the deadly five-lane Raccordo Annulare, or Ring Road, a superspeed, demolition-derby ribbon of hot tar that runs in a rough circle around the Eternal City.

    The Italian Summer

  • He was just about to circle around and see what he could find in the greenbelt behind the cul-de-sac when the door at 1629 Kirby Court opened, and a severely disfigured young man walked out.


  • He made a full circle around the plot, scanning the ground, muttering unintelligibly to himself while Erasmus Gray and I remained rooted to our spots, watching him.

    The Monstrumologist

  • The Earth below was growing visiblyAya could see the Sly Girls now, their flashlights a circle around the mass drivers mouth.


  • At this party, Paolo was paying careful attention to the Gunns, the Mrs., whose smile clearly pained her, its hollow origins no doubt her anxiety about her daughter, and Bobby, who had a talent for attracting people in a circle around him.

    Some Fun

  • Far up under the Capitoline Hill he could see where the crowd had parted to form a wide circle around an ugly gash in the ground, the swaying mob held back by a detachment of the Praetorian Guard, their swords drawn.

    Crusader Gold


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