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- verb Present participle of
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(It was near the end of that circumvallating journey, about sunset, on the last day of an old year, that I saw my first airplane rising like a great golden bird in the aviation field, and a few minutes later my first elongated dirigible -- precursors of the air armies).
But through the gloom, and on the circumvallating reef, the breakers dashed ghost-white.
And floating away, these vapors blended with the faint mist, as of a cataract, hovering over the circumvallating reef.