from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- v. Past tense and past participle of engird.
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- v. To girt; to surround or encircle.
- v. Past participle of engird
- adj. Encircled, surrounded.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- transitive v. To engird.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To encircle; engird.
On the top of all, stood a stately Palace, having a large and spacious Court in the middest round engirt with Galleries, Hals, and Chambers, every one separate alone by themselves, and beautified with
Pedro all this while sitting in the Tree, so full of griefe, as no man could be more; about the houre of midnight (by the bright splendour of the Moone) espied about some twenty Wolves, who, so soone as they got a sight of the Horse, ran and engirt him round about.
So that by often winding and turning about, as the passage appeared troublesome to him, when he thought him selfe free and furthest from them, he was round engirt, and seized on by them.
Guido seeing himselfe round engirt with them, sodainly thus replyed: Gentlemen, you may use mee in your owne house as you please.
Now has come a new era, and the evangelistic efforts among the Chinese are assuming greater proportions than ever, and are engirt with every sign of gracious success.
O liberal beyond all Alexanders, seeing thou hast given me only for eight months service the best island that the sea doth compass or engirt!
Wherefore, even as you have engirt my middle with your arms, so likewise have I tied fast my mind with virtuous and forcible desires that are wholly different from yours, as you shall perceive, if, seeking to force me, you presume to pass further with your inordinate design.
He, not neglecting so a weighty a business, horsing himself with a seemly troop of his own attendants, and calling to his assistance so many as in discretion was thought meet, having likewise in his company Sir Edward Bromlie, on Monday, Jan. 20 last, by break of day, did engirt and round beat the house of Mayster Thomas
Citadel on Cape Diamond and engirt the whole city on the hillside, seemed imposing enough to us in those days.
The two white men were engirt with a mystery that defended them from all harm.