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  • verb Third-person singular simple present indicative form of engirdle.


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  • The snake that engirdles the universe lifts its starry head.

    A Circus of Hells

  • He looked on the splendid snow-crowned mountains whose old silver senate engirdles Rome with an eternal and silent majesty of presence, and he thought how often in ancient times they had been a shelter to free blood that would not endure oppression; and so gathering to his banner the crushed and scattered retainers of his father's house, and offering refuge and protection to multitudes of others whom the crimes and rapacities of the

    The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 08, No. 46, August, 1861

  • He flung the serpent into the ocean that engirdles the world.

    The Children of Odin The Book of Northern Myths

  • Evening was falling as we ran through the inhospitable region of sand and water and pine that engirdles Berlin.

    The Man with the Clubfoot

  • He engirdles me, like a defensive army occupying a city wall, and makes me invincible against the menace and attacks of the devil.

    The Epistles of St. Peter

  • It is well when we get so high that our vision comprehends our town, better still when it includes the country, better still when it encircles other countries, best of all when it engirdles the world.

    The Silver Lining: Messages of Hope and Cheer

  • So violently he contracts and extends himself that he pulls to and fro those who are trying to restrain him by their gripping weight, and I can see the zigzags of the candle held by a kneeling man whose other arm engirdles the mutilated maniac, who shouts so fiercely that he wakes up the sleepers and dispels the drowsiness of the rest.

    Under Fire: the story of a squad

  • Considering that the ladies one meets at sea are much more clothed than the ladies whose diaphanous drapery one engirdles in ball-rooms, this prudery is amusing.

    Without Prejudice

  • The hills were not so high, nor were they in such close array as those of the Staffordshire town, and the Lancashire valley was not so deep and trench-like as the one that engirdles the potteries.

    A Mummer's Wife

  • Yea, and the century-crowned patriarch whose bounty engirdles the globe; --

    The Poems of Emma Lazarus, Volume 2 Jewish poems: Translations


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