circle-squarer love

Definitions

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A person who devotes himself to attempts to solve ono of the two impossible problems of squaring the circle, namely: 1st, by means of a ruler and compasses only to construct a square of the same area as a given circle; 2d, to state in exact arithmetical terms the ratio of the circumference to the diameter.

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  • Thank you, zuzu.

    March 15, 2019

  • Delightful as always, qms!

    March 15, 2019

  • The Word of the Day is the bearer

    Of either delight or of terror.

    Will triumph of wit

    Or misery’s pit

    Await this obsessed circle-squarer.

    March 14, 2019